Happy to be an NP

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    Hello! I joined Allnurses in 2005 and have always enjoyed reading others' posts and asking my own questions over the years. In 2005 I was a new BSN nurse. I hadn't been on here in a few years. But I am glad I am back. I got my MSN and NP 4 years ago and love seeing my patients. I am also precepting NP students and will be in a DNP program soon as well. I am so happy to be where I am. I would not change a thing

    Christine
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    Hello Christine!

    Welcome back to Allnurses.com!

    I'm finishing my ASN degree next month and want to pursue my BSN and later DNP. I would like to specialize in Urology. What advice can you give me that could help me on my journey to DNP?

    Thank you!
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    I'm so happy to hear a positive and happy post. I'm in my last semester of my ASN and starting to consider my options going forward. I know that I have so many options which is one of the reasons that I chose this profession. You're an inspiration and I hope to be as happy as you after the excitement of being a new nurse wears off.
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    Thanks wanna be midwife! I really do love this profession. I was in biology research years ago but this is such a better fit for me. Best of luck to you

    Devon: if you want to specialize in advanced nursing in urology I would definitely try to work on a uro gyn type unit in a hospital as an RN first, or even in a uro clinic as an RN for great exposure and experience. Everyone is different as to whether they want to do all of their school all at once or to get experience, but it is really really helpful to get at least a year of being an RN under your belt before starting NP school and I am glad I waited 4 years after becoming an NP to start a DNP program. After 4 years of bring an NP I now feel very confident about my clinical knowledge and so I am excited to do my DNP to fill in other gaps in my education related to using research, health care policy, etc. Hope this was helpful to you!

    Christine

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    Thanks so much! Your advice is appreciated!

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    Refreshing to hear. I'm a new BSN, RN. Nursing is my second career and my future long-term plan is to become an NP. I've already looked into a few BSN-DNP programs for consideration in a year or two.
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    Hi Christine, Congratulations on your accomplishments. I graduated with my BSN in 2005 as well and my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2009 as well. I work both as an RN on a Med/Surg/Tele unit and a FNP in a private practice as well as I just finished my first semester in the DNP program. It is very challenging having all these activities on my plate but at the end of the day it is very rewarding. Like you said, I am very happy with the choices I made.~Antoinette~QUOTE=christvs;7114395]Hello! I joined Allnurses in 2005 and have always enjoyed reading others' posts and asking my own questions over the years. In 2005 I was a new BSN nurse. I hadn't been on here in a few years. But I am glad I am back. I got my MSN and NP 4 years ago and love seeing my patients. I am also precepting NP students and will be in a DNP program soon as well. I am so happy to be where I am. I would not change a thing Christine[/QUOTE]
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    Wow just like me! How do you like your DNP program? Is it difficult working and going to school at the same time?

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