Best route to become a professor - page 2

Hi everybody, I am looking for advice concerning the world of academia and nursing. I have a BSN and have been accepted to an NP program that I will not be able to finish until three years from now... Read More

  1. by   Goodoldnurse
    Hello all! I am persuing a Masters in Nursing Ed at this time. I have close friends taking the NP route and one taking the CNS route. My coursework is education focused, roles and issues in nursing education as well as teaching strategies. I can also take 3 electives and so far have chosen pharmacology and might chose pathophysiology. Since my goal is education, this is a no-brainer for me! It also does not include clinical time that the NP and CNS pathways do. This is my 2 cents!! :smilecoffeecup:
  2. by   barb4575
    Yes, the DNP is a clinical route, but I don't know that much about it as I believe it is new. My graduate program's curriculum prepared everyone as a CNS and then, we chose another track. I was amongst three individuals who chose the educator track and we did learn a great deal about the role, but that was in 1994 and I think it has been improved to include much more today. I recall my first experience after graduation and I did feel that I was alone other than one faculty member who did take me under her wing. I will never forget her.