Nurse Practitioner on the way

I have decided to further my education and licensure and become a Family Nurse Practitioner (ARNP in WA State).  I will be taking classes slowly so as not to interupt my regular practice.  In a year or two I expect to start clinical internship at a fine local facility.  This will not be changing my work schedule as I will be utilizing one of my extra days off for this purpose.  I feel that with such a strong degree so close at hand (given my previous education and experience as an RN) that it would be silly not to integrate fully with this primary care license.  I was accepted into a masters program this week and expect to start classes in May.