This is my first time posting on AllNurses, but I've been looking around for a while.
Until about two quarters ago, I had my heart set on becoming a physician. After thinking, I realized that I didn't want to spend such a large portion of my life in school...I want to get married, have many kids (lol), travel...things that won't be so realistic if I attended medical school + residency. So, I have been looking into Nurse Practioner and its really appealing to me. I'll be graduating early (as a Junior) with a BS in Biology from Ohio State, and I had a few questions about BS to MSN programs and prospective jobs.
Are they costly?
How difficult is the curriculum? ( I know its gonna be hard bc its grad school, but comparatively)
Looking into the job market, would a NP who was a nurse be more appealing than me?
I understand there aren't alot of BS(non nursing) to MSN programs out there, but could anyone provide me with a link or list of American schools that provide these programs?
Would I be considered competitve? GPA 3.3 right now but haven't taken my GEC's and 3 science classes, so I'm expecting it to be around 3.6-.7 by graduation. I have 3 months of hospital volunteering, about 5 years of volunteering as a tutor for my old school.
Also, how do you like whichever program you attended? Do you have any regrets? Anything you would've done different?