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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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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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