I'm not sure if I put this in the right place, so I'm extremely sorry if I didn't. I do have a quick question and google is starting to make my head hurt so I'm hoping someone could help me here.
Working in the hospital is really not working out for me. In my personal life I've had so many unfortunate bumps in the road and the few work environments that I did choose to be a part of we're not the best of places. I've always put myself in high stress jobs from the beginning (ICU, OR) and now that I've gotten older I've realized that those weren't smart decisions on my part. I want to go back to school to become an NP. My ideal situation would to be working as an NP outside of the hospital in a doctor's office.
My road block at the moment is that I don't even know where to start. At the current moment my father is battling cancer harder than ever (this has been my achilles heel all throughout my nursing career, only now it's taken a turn for the worst.) I was wondering if there was a way that I could take core required classes online so that I could be home with my father and then transfer to a school or is there a reputable program online where I could enroll and just clearly have to go in for clinicals? Would that be frowned upon? I unfortunately don't have the money for a big name school.
I know I don't want to go into Pediatric NP, Geriatric NP, Mental Health NP, Women's Health Care NP, Neonatal NP or Occupational Health NP programs.
This leaves me with Family NP, Adult NP or Acute Care NP programs, I think. Trying to find specific information on each is harder than I expected.
I hope someone can point me in the right direction