This is my first time posting on here so I hope I’m doing things correctly.
I’m currently in school completing prereqs for an ABSN program in hopes to become an NP. I was doing research the other day and found an APNI program at Seattle U. It’s a four year program going from a BSN to a DNP. Because it’s a consistent four years, they state in the description that it may only be possible to work part time as an RN.
My question is, is how ready would I be to work as an Advance Practice Nurse without previous RN experience? I’m extremely interested in this program, but also don’t feel 100% comfortable to take on that role if I don’t have previous experience. How would hiring look like if I did not work as an RN? I’m hoping to work in acute care.