Hello, all! I'm currently in an associate's level nursing program with my heart set on one day being a family nurse practitioner. I am not entirely enthralled with the idea of bedside nursing, BUT I realize I might have to do this for a year or two while I get my BSN before starting my FNP. The idea of what I specifically want to do in those one or two in between years has been on my mind incessantly. The idea of being either an oncology, hospice, or peds nurse seems to strike my interest. I know I might not have the luxury of being too picky for my first job, but I'm just floating ideas. Now, I've got a couple general questions.
1) What is the quickest route to starting my FNP program? I don't think there are any brick & mortar ADN to MSN programs in NY (where I live). Is starting my bsn online IMMEDIATELY after graduation a bad idea since I'll be adjusting to being an RN?
2) I currently work in a pharmacy and LOVE learning about new drugs, what they do, their side effects, and literally everything about them. I love explaining what drugs are used for to PT's (this is technically a pharmacists job, so this is limited). My question is does my fascination for rx medications justify my desire to be a FNP? The idea of finding the correct diagnosis and being able to interact with people and teach them on a daily basis makes me giddy and excited at the perspective of one day being a FNP.
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Future RN, out. (mic drop)