I did an accelerated program. So I had my first degree BS in Biology/Pre-med. So I was able to get a second BS in 12 months my BSN. I was enrolled in a 3 yr program where you take your GRE to get accepted and you get a BSN after one year and then MS for Nurse Practitioner after 2 more years. University of Miami private school is very expensive so I moved back to Colorado where I am a resident and started my Masters program in August and started my first (and only) RN job on a Pediatric unit in September. I have been working full-time and school full-time (9-13 graduate credits/semester) for past 2.5yrs/7 semesters (incl. summers) and just graduated Dec.07. Looking for my first job as a Family Nurse Practitioner now.
Best just go google.com and type in nurse Practitioner to find out what we do.
yes you can do "babies" if you are family NP you can work outpatient and see all age ranges. you can also do Pediatric NP and work with newborn to 18-21yrs.
If you want L & D then you can become a Midwife and deliver babies.
There are many options. Most schools
do not require that you work as a RN first, but most require that you take the GRE test.
If you aren't sure, you may want to work as a Nurse first to see.
Nurse Practitioners make varied amounts, sometimes depending on where you live you can make as much working as a RN as a NP in a different state.
Just like becoming a RN you should not be doing it for the money. Yes everyone needs to make a living but working as a RN is hard work, and you won't last if its only about the money.
There are also statistics online you can look up for actual numbers of salaries for different positions.