There was a post earlier about how it was easier to make the role transition from RN to NP with less time as a nurse. I have been an RN for about 10 years with the last three in home health. I am taking some pre-req's now and will be starting RN-BSN in the summer. That takes 3 semesters then I plan on working toward my MSN/FNP.
What type of role transition are you referring to. Is it the fact that as a NP, you become the end of the line as far as decisions go? As a nurse we assess and basically report findings awaiting a final decision from provider. Is that it? Do you think that because of my role in home health I may have an easier transition? In home health you're pretty much on your own. I also do some hospice and there you're really really on your own with much leeway in meds, etc.
Any input greatly appreciated.