Honestly speaking i don't understand the lack of support from seasoned nurses to newer nurses. As one person explained above, newer nurses are returning back to school a lot quicker than previous nurses did 15 years ago, because the opportunities presents itself quicker nowadays...with many BSN programs having a direct entry into the DNP/NP following BSN graduation and most people like myself would prefer to get their education done and over with, so you don't lose momentum for studying, clinicals, papers etc. I dont see why older nurses find this to be such a big deal. Everyone's life is different. I finished my BSN in my late 20s, but i graduated with people who were 22-24 years old, should i be upset because life afforded them the opportunity to become a nurse sooner than it did me? NO! A lot of people have their lives planned out and are very diligent at reaching milestones and goals. Seasoned nurses/NPs will argue that new grad NPs don't know what theyre doing beacuse they lack the bedside nursing exp and skills...but i've seen and heard physicians criticize the education of the NP as a whole and that includes the most seasoned nurses/NP's...so regardless of the cutthroat behavior we display against each other...remember some old school physicians will always see us as just NURSES and it doesn't matter if you're BSN, DNP, Phd ..so lets not further tare each other down with negative comments about career and education. NURSE ON PEOPLE!