Heyy guys! I've been researching becoming an NP and I think it'd be an awesome career! I'm going to be starting undergrad next year and I'm not sure if I want to get a BSN... I'd really like to explore my other interests and maybe get some other kind of degree. Depending on if I still want to become an NP throughout college.. I was wondering if it's possible to do a direct entry program straight out of undergrad? Also... will DE programs end up doing DNP degrees too, considering they're the probable requirement for 2015? I know that a BSN would be amazing nursing experience before being a NP, but I feel like bedside nursing may not be the best experience in comparison to a hard science degree? I know PA school is an option too.. but I like the scope of practice for NPs better. Do you guys think getting a different undergrad degree then going straight to a DE DNP program would be a good idea at all? or should i just stick with getting a BSN?
Please leave out the insults haha, I know I'm really young and probably not as well educated about nursing as I could be, I'm just trying to see what my options are and getting your lovely amazing professional beautiful opinions