Dear Nurse Beth,
I am 22 years old and graduated with a BSN this May. I have applied to a masters for NP. Would I be able to manage the workload of the NP program and work at the same time?
Dear Should I get my NP now?
You are very accomplished.
Yes, most nurses work while completing their NP, but not in their first year of nursing. The first year is a very steep learning curve. I would give it one year before going on to get my master's degree.
You are young enough that you have time and it will ultimately be a better learning experience for you.