NP shadowing hours?

by rd290 (New) New

Hi! I'm new to the boards and recently starting looking at NP as a second career. Specifically, I am looking at Direct Entry MSN programs (3 yr program). I don't know much about the NP field and was wondering where/how I can go about shadowing a NP. I checked the volunteer website at my local hospital, but there was no mention of the opportunity to shadow NPs. Perhaps I'm going about it all wrong? Any advice on how to better understand this field (in order to be sure that this is what I want to do) is greatly appreciated! :)

On a similar note, I'm looking at the VCU Accelerated Direct Entry MSN program. Anyone familiar with the program and/or know where I can find stats on applicants' GPA and test scores? Thanks!