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by kim0208 kim0208 (Member) Member

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Im about to go back to school and I was told by the school that I will take 2 1/2 -3 years full time and 3 1/2 -4 years part time. That just seems like forever to me. Any advice on how much time school is really going to take up? Thanks guys

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LetsChill has 8 years experience and specializes in Hospitalist.

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Probably depends on how many credits you take per semester and how many clinical clock hours you are required.

Sounds doable though. The NP programs I've looked into total around 40 credits or so plus clinical hours. Most ppl I know that have gone through school or are now in a program can work either part time or full time.

Some accelerated programs, that'll do such a program in just 12 months or so, will still give time for work, but you have to be very good at time management skills!

Good luck in school!

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phillycpnp-pc has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Peds Med/Surg; Peds Skilled Nursing.

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im in the last year in my prgram and its been almost 3 years and by the time im done it will be 3 1/2 years. i went to school part-time.

i worked full time 36 hours a week for the majority of my program. In the last year i switched to weekend program to make room for clinical which is 3 days during the week. and it works out because i make more money working just weekends.

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That just seems like so much time. I'm worried about the job market once i get done. It's hard finding a job as a new grad as a RN. Will it be the same for NP?

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