I'm finishing my BSN in 9 weeks, YES! My goal originally was to go straight into NP school initially but I've since been schooled that I should work for a while to gain nursing experience. One of my clinical instructors told me I should have 3 years in the ICU and 2 in the ER because as an Adult NP she deals with really complicated heart medications and she felt unprepared dealing with them when she started. That scared me quite a bit because I thought NPs mostly dealt with straightforward patients. Now I'm second guessing if I should pursue NP at all. I want to go into pediatrics so I don't know if that makes any difference. Can someone fill me in on what kind of experience is beneficial, how much of it I should have, and what kinds of patients/issues I should be prepared for when I get into the field?