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any current ob-gyn NPs? need advice, please...

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I am currently a pre nursing student. I dont start clinicals until fall 2009. I want to work closely with patients, listening and diagnosing. My current path is to obtain a masters of nursing to work as a nurse practitioner for an obgyn. Essentially, I'd really like to be an obgyn but doubt my ability to survive residency. Does an NP really spend a lot of time with patients, doing work ups, etc? Or does an NP function as a "trusted" RN? Also, do NPs go on to med school? Or would nursing school be useless for doctorates?

eep, lots of questions! thanks for any input!!:heartbeat

zahryia, LPN

Specializes in L&D, QI, Public Health.

I am currently a pre nursing student. I dont start clinicals until fall 2009. I want to work closely with patients, listening and diagnosing. My current path is to obtain a masters of nursing to work as a nurse practitioner for an obgyn. Essentially, I'd really like to be an obgyn but doubt my ability to survive residency. Does an NP really spend a lot of time with patients, doing work ups, etc? Or does an NP function as a "trusted" RN? Also, do NPs go on to med school? Or would nursing school be useless for doctorates?

eep, lots of questions! thanks for any input!!:heartbeat

I would post this in both the NP and CNM threads. You won't get a lot of responses here. As for being a OB/GYN NP, the more appropriate term is 'Womens Health Nurse Practioner'. In that capacity you can only do gyn. If you want to do both, you're better off being a CNM.

You have the option of getting both licenses(WHNP and CNM) at schools like Georgetown and UPENN. There might be others. Something else to consider is being an FNP and CNM. That will give you a lot more options in your career. Frontier offers that dual option.

Good luck!

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