Hello everyone! I'm researching a second career and would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions this board can offer regarding NP programs without nursing experience!!
I worked as a CNA for two years, an OR tech harvesting tissues for about 18 months, and earned my BS is in psychology with med prereqs (I intended to pursue an MD). Unexpectedly blessed with a family mid-way through, I got my LPC because it was very family friendly and have been working psych and oncology in this capacity for the last two years. I always thought I'd go back and get my MD but I can't find the flexibility I need before I've got an empty nest - but I'm also in my 30s so I'm looking to make a change in the next few years or earlier. I dismissed nursing until recently learning of this NP option because I wanted to move up, not start over...
What are your career-change experiences of direct entry NP programs and their clinicals? What is the entry level work environment post grad? I know these answers will vary widely!! I just want to know if any who have done this have any hindsight to share
Sorry if this is in the wrong place -___-