I appreciate your response but I think I misspoke. When I said I have no doubt that I am capable of those responsibilities, I just meant that I am confident in myself that eventually, (not anytime in the near future), that I will someday be able to be a competent NP, if that's what I choose :) Since I am doing well and I am so passionate about nursing and have enjoyed my clinical experiences so much thus far, I look forward to immersing myself into every aspect of nursing and learning as much as I can! I am not in any rush to jump into being an NP - I look forward to being an RN and I think I'm going to love it, and hopefully NYU is preparing me well for those responsibilities. With NYU, they offer this dual-degree program, so unfortunately if I apply and get in, I'm required to work only a year as an RN, which I understand that many people think is not enough time. However, a positive is that once I enter the NP program, I'm also still working part-time.