Quote from wildcatfanrn
i've been encouraged by at least one of my instructors to go ahead to go to grad school. my question is, can you start grad school if you don't have experience in the area you are thinking of pursuing? the prevailing wisdom, is to keep going while you have the academic momemtum (i'm finishing an rn to bsn program).
you will have to look at whatever program you want to get into. they will specifically state how many years of experience in what type of unit they want as a prereq. in my area even 3+ years of nursing, with charge experience and lots of committees at work, one of my coworker still can't get into an np program. many people going back.