Well, I will cut the story short but I was enrolled in an ACNP program and took about a year off (family issues). I reapplied and just found out today that I was accepted. I currently work on a cardiothoracic tele floor (basically PCU with 4-5 pts). CABG pts fresh out of ICU, thoractomy pts, and other tele overflow. I am not sure if I should continue the ACNP program or switch to FNP. I worked ICU as a new grad but only for 1 1/2 years. It has been 3 years since. I don't want to work in ICU as an NP but it seems like that is a factor with the ACNP degree. Please give me some insight.
Also, I currently work TDA (Sat/Sun) nights. I am so ready to get off this shift because I have a 3 year old and I'm missing my weekend family time. I picked this shift because of my schooling but I just wanted to hear from RNs that work other shifts and able to maintain in school. I have 1 more core class and then will begin clinicals. Any suggestions about shifts....I don't mind working some weekends I'm just tired of working every weekend.
Please Help. It will be greatly appreciated!!!