Neuro Guy NP has 10 years experience as a DNP, PhD, APRN and specializes in Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care.
Neuro Guy NP replied to Alicia777's topic in NP
Hi Neuro Guy,
I read one of your post from February on the topic of NP mills. You were saying how someone applied for an NP Program that wanted to work full-time and you felt she was not ready for NP school. You mentioned that you were a professor, so I thought I would ask you a question that I have been pondering on. Here is my situation......I was a diploma RN for 11 years in preoperative services. I have two sons, ages 10 & 13 with Autism, so I had to stop working to take care of them and advocate in a terrible school system in Louisiana. I moved to Texas 2 yrs ago for a better education for them. They are thriving, so I decided I would go back to get my BSN. I graduate in August. I have known for the last several years that when I returned to work, I wanted to do peds psychiatric nursing. Years of advocating for my sons, advocating for children with disabilities and mental health at the legislative level, and running a support group for parents of children with disabilities has made me realize the need for better mental healthcare. I do not have any psych nursing experience, and I have only worked PRN in an office setting just to keep my license active over the last 10 yrs. I have a 4.0 for my BSN courses, and a 3.4 (I think) from nursing school. I want to do a PMHNP program, but not sure how much nursing experience in the field of psych plays in acceptance into programs. I am trying to decide if I apply now or if it's necessary that I wait a year or so and go to work for experience? I do not plan to work while in school as I want to be able to focus on school and clinical. (I am 46, so not a Spring chicken). Any feedback is welcomed. Thanks!
Neuro Guy NP replied to MentalKlarity's topic in NP