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Hi there, I have a question for your followers.

I have been a nurse for 4years and am interested in going back to school for my DNP. I have a baby on the way so I would not want to start until next year when they’re about 10mo old.

Are those that have become an NP, happy with their choice? What specialty do they work in as an NP? Is going to grad school doable with a baby?

I have a great support system and have child care lined up already😊

Thank you!

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overall i am happy woth my choice. i had blth of my sons while i was completing my masters. i have a great achedule and an amazing boss. The only thing that is bothering me lately is that the nurses at my teaching hospital have negotiated their contract and are making $80/hr for top step. which would be me if I had stayed at the bedside. i am only making $63

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hey! So this is definitely doable as long as you have a good support system. I started when my son was about 2 months old, and before finishing I got pregnant again with my second. I took one semester off when she was born because of timing and because I was a scheduled C section. I finished my master’s as an FNP when she was 8 months old. All this time I was working night shift. I decided to practice per diem and am actually teaching at a college full time. I do telemedicine and that requires seeing 21 patients a day or more. I would personally burn out. I just happened to find a passion for teaching. But to answer your question, yes you can do it!

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I am very happy with my choice to be an NP, its been about 4 years. Im a family practice NP at a FQHC so I feel like I do a lot of good. NP school was easier than nursing school IMO. I was an RN for 6 years before i went back. I don’t have kids yet (currently pregnant) but i could not have done grad school with a baby because i was working part time. I would say that I am not impressed with SOME of the DNPs I know. I personally wont be going back for mine. hope this helps!

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Hello Meg, I am currently a DNP student. I work three jobs; I teach 4th semester nursing students, and I work CVICU at two different hosiptals. As a full time DNP student, it is recomended that you dont work. However, I have kept all three jobs and I am 2 years into the program. I have class mates that have had babies during thr program. Many of them breast feed during class. It hasnt been an issue for them, and it isnt uncommon. You can also choose to take a semester off and come back, we have a student that did that. There are many options, and depending on the program, they are usually very flexible with things like this. I know many friends that have graduated as an NP and love it! One of them does asethetics, one does GI, and another does primary care. Hope this helps! Best of luck to you!(:

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