ever since i started my bsn i have really considered keeping it going to obtain my msn - fnp. here's the thing, over the years i haven't come across many happy np's. many i have spoken/shadowed seemed disgruntled with their choice. i don't want to end up that way! now that i am finished with my bsn (yay, me!), i really need help to decide if i am seeing this thru rose colored glasses or if maybe those i have had contact with expected something it isn't.
these are my honest reasons for getting my anp certification:
its now or never for me. people keep questioning why i would want to do this, and can't i just get a job doing those things without my masters. okay, so tell me, i'm crazy??
- i enjoy preventive and a holistic approach to healthcare.
- i really want to be a big part of patient teaching and spend time with my patients.
- i am hoping for a specialty to concentrate in, but am okay with primary care once i feel comfortable with it.
- i am in my early 30's, getting married, and want to have a family. i would like to work part-time while our kids are young, and still make enough money to contribute to the house hold.