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Opinions on furthering my education......

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by sunnyazgirl sunnyazgirl (New Member) New Member

sunnyazgirl works as a Labor and Delivery Nurse.

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I have been and L&D nurse for 2 years now with my Associates Degree. I absolutely LOVE my job and I am very content but I am also trying to "look ahead" and slowly prepare myself for advancement. I am interested in possibly pursuing a Nurse Practioner's license, specializing in Obstetrics. I want to do a program that is completely online. Need some input - RN to MSN degree (pros, cons), get BSN then pursue MSN, opinion on programs phasing out MSN for NP to Doctorate programs, suggestions on accredited and affordable online schools?? :)

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Fyreflie has 4 years experience and works as a RN.

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This probably won't help cause I'm in Canada but I've applied for my MN:NP through Athabasca University--everything but the end practicums are online.

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my understanding is (bc I too have looked for myself) is that the online APRN programs are not 100% online. You will still have clinical/practicums. Your coursework/didatic may all be online, but you still have to factor in clinicals (which typically are done somewhere in your area. Somewhere being relative...you may need to travel a bit to them).

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