Gooood morning! I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far. I am a bit sleepy from working the overnight shift last night but can't rest any longer since it is finally sunny outside. Once my morning coffee has perked me up, I plan on an afternoon of working in the yard...spring is coming! What are you up to this weekend? If you find yourself with some free time, check out this week's more interesting medical news.
If you didn't notice, I took a little hiatus from the Nurse Practitioner Program of the Month column. With healthcare reform, the New Year, and posting topics based on reader recommendations there simply wasn't enough time in the day to keep the column going. And, NP program of the month didn't seem nearly as interesting as Book Club or What's Really in That Cocktail?, my latest news story. So, I let the column slide- until today when something sparked my interest.
If you aren't a nurse but want to become a nurse practitioner, you have many options for your education. But, one path to accomplishing your goals stands out as the most efficient way to make a career change. Accelerated nurse practitioner programs allow students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, without any medical experience, to become nurse practitioners in just two to three years.
By MidlevelU Intern Ashley Prince
If there's one phrase that academic advisors should be banned from saying, its "I'm sorry, but you have a lot of work to do." What may seem like an honest, objective assessment of your graduate school plans can send a student (AKA me!) into panic mode.