I am here to help you. I was a critical care nurse for 20 years. I knewI wouldn't do anything else. But, I am getting older and the offer came when I was in the army. I have been a APN(FNP) for 10 years. The reason I am a FNP, the army will only send you to school for a FNP. Easy, more bang for their buck. I went the school at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am so happy I made the change in my nursing career. I wouldn't change my experience as a NP for anything. I did get excellent training, but you will have to getoriented to any place you get a job. You have made a good decision to change direction in your career. Try to go to a school in house and not a school that is all distance learning. I feel this way because of experience with both new grads when I precept. Now, I am retired and landed a great job with the VA in woman's health. Theway health care is going and is headed, you will truly be needed in primary care. What part of our great country do you live?