Hi guys! a bit of a long story here. I'm from the UK, 20 years old and currently in my second year studying for a bachelors in biological sciences here. My boyfriend lives in North Carolina and when I finish my degree we plan to get married and I will be moving there (or wherever in the US he will be for grad school). I've been spending a long time trying to figure out what I want to pursue as a career and I think I've finally decided I want to be a nurse practitioner.
I like to plan everything in advance and here is what I have planned for now, assuming everything goes smoothly. Do you think this is realistic or will I need more time than this? Are there any easier routes? Let me know what you think. Thanks!
Summer 2013 - Shadow various healthcare professionals in NC over the summer. so far I have confirmed a spot with a nurse midwife and a dentist, yet to find an NP
Spring 2014 - Graduate with Bsc. biological science.
Around this time I will be relocating to the US, start taking prerequisites at a community college or online if I'm not fully settled in one place. I will start applying for ABSN programs
Dec 2014 - start ABSN
May 2015 - finish ABSN. find RN job. Work for a year and apply to an MSN or DNP program
Dec 2016 start MSN or DNP program
Dec 2018 finish MSN or
Dec 2020 finish DNP