Hi. Last time when I was here, I got lots of help. Thank you, especaily for [COLOR=#003366]kguill975
. I am going to start part time FNP program. My goal is to be a surgical NP. I like to work with surgeons. I am working on med/surg unit as part time now. It looks like I don't need OR experience to be a surgical NP.But..If don't work in OR, how am i going to network with my future work? Who is going to hire me as surgical NP? It could happen but it is going to be really difficult. I know once I graduate, I can attend RNFA program (7 days). But since I don't have any knowlege about surgery, traning will be longer. Big thing is that I don't think anybody wants to hire me as a surgical NP. I will be difficult to find a surgeon who wants to train me.
I decided to work in OR as part time. Nobody accepted me as part time nurse. I understand why. Only choice to work in OR is working full time. I have 4 yr old son. I don't know if I can work full time and go to part time NP.
Next fall I study: research for evidence based practice, theoretical foundation of reserch and practice. Next spring I study: policy organization and financing of health care and populaiton based foundation of health.
I am planing to ask OR manager if I could be part time next fall. Until then, I have to be full time to work in OR. Do you think I could handle full time work until next spring is finished? Or..Should I just fouce on study and work part time in med/surg..