I was thinking of becoming a NP, but I'm not too sure on what they exactly do. I've searched the internet and the basic thing i got from people is that they are like doctors. It wasn't that helpful, and I was hoping someone here can help me.
Apr 17, '11
by Heidi the nurse
I am going to bump this thread up and piggy back on the OP's questions. I have been an RN for 20 years now (BSN) and currently work as a school nurse. I am thinking of going off in another direction and am trying to decide if I want to become a FNP or go in a completely different direction (into special education teaching visually impaired children). Took my daughter to the doctor today and saw on the NP's there. I am not sure that is the kind of nursing I want to do. I am not one that likes to rush - I would probably end up spending way too much time with each patient and be completely behind as the day progresses. But I like the idea of primary care. Are there any "unconventional" locations where NP's practice? To me, school nursing is "unconventional" - when most people think of a nurse they think of them in the hospital or clinic. I am a country girl living in the city right now, but can see myself making house calls in the mountains of Montana or something along that line. Any words of wisdom from those of you who know a bit more about the different areas NP's practice?
Last edit by Heidi the nurse on Apr 17, '11
: Reason: change to make sense