Hello! Looking to get some feedback. I am currently in the first semester of a Psych NP program and am having some serious doubts at times about whether I actually want to pursue this track. I do attend a reputable program that is heavier on pathophysiology and the sciences without much nursing fluff but I do still feel that I am shortchanging myself by not pursuing medical school. I have been working as a Psychiatric RN for awhile and realized that I have no interest in any other field except psych so decided to go back to school (NP). I feel that I should stick out my program since I am getting scholarships and financially I am in a great position with little to no debt. I have been researching and frequently read a lot of negative comments about NPs in general which is discouraging, but in person, the Doctors are all usually pretty supportive. As a potential future Psych NP what are some tips to be as competent as possible or what separates a bad NP from a good NP? I have been working very hard to study as much as possible including extra readings etc. and working closely with the Psychiatrists at work to see their patterns and rationale too. Way back in undergrad I was pursuing medical school for a bit but didn't commit for a variety of reasons which I do regret sometimes. One option that feels extremely daunting would be to pursue medical school in the future but not sure retaking prerequisites, 7+ years schooling, and debt would necessarily be worth it at this point in my life. Thanks!