I am getting the Master in Nursing Education because most of it will apply towards the NP. I have a 4.0 in graduate work and 3.96 in recent college work including my nursing program, I live in OK and I have applied to Oklahoma University Health Science Center and UND so far. I do not have a good undergraduate GPA. I believe I want to get an FNP. I went to an info session for OUHSC and of 180 applicants only 20 will get in. They suggested acute care CNS to be a hospitalist and FNP would be for primary care (hospital ED, primary care offices and urgent care).
I want to be an FNP and work in urgent care or in hospice in patient possibly. Even though I have an RN license, I have a BS in math not in nursing so it limits some of the programs I can get into. I am researching programs and my next round are the Feb 1 application deadlines for MSU Springfield, U of M Columbia, USA, Univ of CO, Denver. After that is Frontier and then Cox College, UCCS, and the list of other candidates goes on. I want to apply to enough schools to be ensured of getting in.