I was torn between going back to school for FNP vs Leadership and Management. I ultimately chose Leadership. I've been a nurse 3 years, most of that in outpatient care. Initially I wanted to become a provider, but after working in primary care and working closely with FNP's, I decided I didn't want that responsibility. Also, majority of my jobs had terrible leadership, so I was drawn to wanting to be in a position to make positive changes in leadership. I think it boils down to what your interests are and what you see yourself doing, like the other poster said. I worked in very busy clinics and I could not see myself being responsible for seeing so many patients day in and day out, prescription refills, tons of charting, etc. I know each clinic/setting is different but I can see myself more on the administrative side of things. Good luck in whatever you decide!