I am a ADN, finishing up my BSN with plans to go on for my ACNP. I was recently talking to a pts family member who happened to be an NP in Cincinnati and when I asked him about how expensive graduate school was he chuckled and said "If you have to pay out of pocket, you didn't do something right." I was not able to get into details about how to do exactly that as I had spent too much time talking as it was and needed to go check on my other ICU pt. When I came back he was gone and of course was an out-of towner making sure grandpa was getting good care. So my question is How do I get my NP paid for? Any and all advice would be appreciated.