What is your opposition to getting a traditional BSN, working a year or two and then entering a masters program whilst working PRN or Full-time?
I believe that although a nurse practitioner is a provider, they are still a nurse. A nurse is a nurse. You don’t learn to be a nurse in nursing school, you learn it in the role of a nurse. At the bedside in the ICU, at someone’s home as a home health nurse, in the trenches of the ED, in the public school system.
I always find it unsettling when these people want to go from nothing to an NP, let’s skip learning being a nurse.
Some will way, oh well you don’t have to be a nurse at bedside to learn to be a provider, that may be true. However first of all, from what I’ve gathered people already feel that NP education lacks - so just imagine the inexperience you’ll feel as an NP without a lick of intuition or bedside knowledge.
However most importantly, NPs are still nurses. That’s what makes NP unique and different than say PAs.
If if you want to be just a provider, then go to PA school.