Is FNP school worth it

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I just started clincal for my FNP and I hate it. There is limited time spent with patients and a work/life balance seems impossible. My preceptor works 7:30-6 Monday-Friday, the practice closes at 5pm, then she charts some on Saturday. I have a four year old and I don't want to be away from her all the time. I am debating dropping out but I have 91,000 in student loans from ASN, BSN, and now part of my MSN. I'm also debating switching to public health or education. Any advice is appreciated.

Specializes in Medsurg.

It all depends on why you are wanting to be a FNP. Is it financial? Wanting professional growth?




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Specializes in NICU.

I have several coworkers that got their FNP, but gave up looking for an FNP job. All they could get were Minute Clinics in Walgreens/CVS. A couple of coworkers got jobs as FNPs, but are coming back to the unit because they have more flexibility as a bedside nurse.  

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