Everyone will have different reasons for becoming a NP. For me it was desire for more knowledge and the ability to treat patients my way. The 6 figure salary certainly doesn't help either. You also may the transition from being an "expense" to a revenue-producer.
"Nurse" is part of your name but most of us are #3...Nurse Practitioners.
zenman replied to juan de la cruz's topic in Doctoral
I'll disagree. An MBA might not guarantee that you're a good manager but it provides you with much needed business info and skills, even if you plan on hiring a practice manager, accounting person, etc.. My MBA program was not boring as another poster mentioned. I chose an executive MBA program as I wanted to be taught by practicing professionals and not by a bunch of theory experts. To get into my program you had to be 30 years old (one 29 yr old got in because he owned his own company) and have business experience. Imagine how much I learned from participating with all my classmates vs a bunch of 20 yr olds who never did anything. Even the dean of our business school was a well-known consultant, and incidentally, a member of the London Circle of Magicians!
So, she's working the night shift, bummer. I do days only, no call, made $120k straight out of school, car allowance, free housing, sit down and talk to people all day, an hour for lunch...yep I'd go back to the bedside in a heart beat....not!
I'd give New Mexico a slight edge as their BON was the fastest and most efficient I've ever seen. I received a personal phone call from them in 8 business days telling me I had a license. I'd have never known my AZ license was ready if I hadn't checked their website months later!
Yep online programs have nothing to do with anything. I read the other day where medical schools are finally catching up with the modern world.
Just jump in. You'll be running into patients all your life that will be a challenge. Your real learning starts after you graduate. I went straight out of school into locums where you are expected to hit the ground running and act like you know what you are doing. I'm pretty good at acting!