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Hello, I am currently a licensed RN working towards my BSN. As soon as I am able to travel, I would like to begin an online DNP program while Travel Nursing. I’ve searched high and low, and I cannot find any information out there from any nurses who have tackled this particular issue. Can I work in Travel Nursing while doing a DNP online program? I realize there are clinical components to many DNP courses, and I also wonder if you were aware of any hospitals/agencies catering to the Travel Nurse and her educational clinical needs? Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer these questions!
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Honestly, it sounds as if you are far better informed than I, to know whether or not you would be able to travel and complete the program! My gut tells me that you would need more stability than Travel Nursing would supply. However, you could travel and do the online course work, and then perhaps complete the clinical portion at the end of the program. But again, you would be better poised to know if this is an option.
I also do not know for sure, but would likely say that it would be hard to find any company or hospital willing to assist in this endeavor. While there are companies that assist with educational needs, these would probably be limited to the practice of nursing, and not any advanced practice role. It is much more common to see agencies with BSN programs in place.
I understand what you are seeking; I just think you may be trying to marry two worlds that are incompatible at this time.
I’m sorry I could not provide any more specific assistance in this, but maybe someone reading this will be better able to direct you by commenting on this post.