I will be starting an online FNP program this Fall and have seen that 99.99% of people in nurse practitioner programs work as a RN during the program. I do not plan on working during my program and can live/study comfortably without working (single, no kids, no major financial responsibilities).
I was wondering if everyone works out of necessity or is there an unwritten law that we must all work during nurse practitioner school? More specifically, I was wondering why the large % of working nurses during NP school versus future MD's and PA's, etc.
I want to devote all of my time/effort/being into learning the advanced material, and know that if I do work, NP school will be on the back-burner in my mind. Will I be looked down on by others for not working during the NP program?
Thanks so much,