I will be graduating with my BSN in September. It is an accelerated RN to BSN online program. I am wanting to continue my education with end goal being Nurse Practitioner. I have looked at BSN to FNP online programs and have found some that interest me. I have been in the healthcare profession since 1992 (CNA 1992, LVN 1996, ADN 2009, BSN 2020) so I have a lot of contacts and I have already talked to many practitioners and facilities and will have no problem setting up clinicals for online programs. I have a couple years to decide. My BSN loan will be paid off in 2022 so I won't start a new program until then.
My question is what is your recommendation based on personal experience?
Looking to here from people who have taken either route to their NP?
Should I get my MSN first and the FNP? or just go straight for the FNP and then specialize after that? Is there any advantage to getting MSN first? I am 46 so the clock is ticking.
Thank you so much for your advice!