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JenMH88RN has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I have decided to enroll in a 2.5 year NP program but here’s the real dilemma: I DO NOT like bedside nursing, for various reasons(everything falls on you as the nurse, nurse-to-patient ratios, etc). It sucks because I am a really caring person 😔. I got into it because all of the more experienced nurses told me that I need at least 1-2 years of med-surg experience. Also, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do after graduating nursing school 🤷🏽‍♀️. My question: is there anything else I could do while going through this NP program that would still allow ample study time?? As I cannot see myself doing bedside nursing for another 2.5 years. 
 

I would really appreciate all of you guys’ suggestions.

 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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I've spoken with some people who have had great experiences doing private duty nursing. Although I'm sure it's not always the case, there is even some time to study depending on the needs of the patient...

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Kyla RN is a BSN and specializes in Research, Neurology.

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I've seen others post about home health and home hospice nursing while in school. Apparently there are per diem positions in these fields where you a can make your own schedule and some people have said it's pretty low-key/low stress. 

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FullGlass has 2 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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There are RNs that work in primary care clinics, research facilities, and as school nurses.  

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Primary care clinic for sure, definitely will help you in your NP pursuits too.

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