i had planned on starting nursing school in a year for my adn but have just found out about an msn bridge program for which i may qualify. i already have my bs in psychology, and this program would allow me to get out of school in the same length of time as an adn, but i would be a np. of course, there is a large difference in tuition, but i'm thinking it would be worth it to come out so much more advanced in the same length of schooling. plus, my salary would be much higher, and i could pay off the debt fairly quickly.
however, i am feeling torn because i'm wondering if i can get through the np program. what about yourself made you think that you could succeed as a np rather that an rn? did you have prior nursing experience? i have gone back and read past threads where posters said that you can be a great np whether or not you have hands-on nursing experience.
what were your grades like in high school and college? also, do you know how a geriatric np salary compares to other specialties?
thanks so much!