Quote from indomie23
Ok, will do! Thank you so much for your response!
I have just started on my first year of prereqs. This is my first quarter as a college student. I just really want to be on top of the ball before it begins.
I'm from WA state, and I have the option to attend UW. At UW the DNP program will be for 3 years, and it is a required degree to become a FNP.
Is a CRNA program more difficult to enter than a DNP program?
I need some advice: Is best if I obtained an RN license and started working in 2 years(Associates)? So that way I can earn better money, and have more experience. Or should I wait until I receive my BSN?
Also, if you know, what are the advantages of being a male nurse, or nurse practitioner? What are the disadvantages?
Thank you again!
Really? I did not realize that you needed a DNP to become an FNP in WA, let alone any other state. If you have the information to back it up, please post. I believe Master's educated RNs can become FNPs.
Well, when you eventually apply to become an ARPN, here's the link to the application: Nurse Licensing :: Washington State Dept. of Health
FNP or CRNA? What do you want to do eventually? They are different specialties with different roles. CRNA schools usually require at least one year of RN work in the ICU or ER. Some FNP schools require at least one year of RN work, while others do not.
As to the Associates or BSN: A lot of hospitals are listing BSN preferred; however, ADNs are still finding work. The job outlook for RNs at this moment in time could be a lot better. Perhaps by the time you graduate, things will have changed. It is really your preference. Once you narrow down on a specialty and then a list of schools, you can see what their requirements are and whether or not you will need to work first before you can apply.
Advantages of being a male nurse? Someone posted on the forum that he seemed to get more respect during his clinical rotations. I have also read someone's post that he was usually the default person if one wanted help with lifting patients. You can search for the threads and posts if you want; there has been quite a few threads about this.
Search on the forum for advantages and disadvantages of being a nurse practitioner.
Good luck in your future studies!