Quote from GARYLPN
I am finishing up my RN degree, have an active LPN license with 5+ years experience in nursing.
Any advice from anyone on becoming a NP?
Any good on line RSN-MSN programs with a NP option?
Also I'm 52 anyone think I'm too old to try to get to the NP level?
Thanks, if anyone can help!
Congratulations and sit for your boards right away.
If you decide to continue with your education for a nurse practioner degree. I would suggest to you the following:
1) I am not sure you can do all of your degree online. Because you do have
clinicals that you must attend.
2) Select a school that is in a state that needs nurse practioner. Because
you will be able to recieve grants for your education.
3) Select the type of nurse practioner you would like to be. Unfortunately,
nurse practioners specialize in one area only and must return to school
if you would like another area.
4) University of Delaware, University of Maryland, Drexel University, and many
more have great programs and have money available for upward bound for
5) Select a program that has more clinical approach which will give
you a lot of patient contact.
6) Select a program by your learning needs and not by their reputation.
Try not to fit in any program ......you find one that you will enjoy to
attend and has the best learning process for you.
Lastly, these are several suggestions I can give to you as a colleague.
Good luck to you and your pursuit of your career and helping others.