Hi all! I will be graduating with my ASN this month, and want to continue on to get a masters degree. There are a few prerequisites I still need to get into an RN to MSN program, which gives me time to gain experience before applying to a specialty area. However, I am really torn on which way to go.
I am really interested in both Psych and Trauma nursing. I have always had an interest in both areas, and since my clinical experiences, I know that is where I want to be. My problem is, I can't decide which program to enter.
My goal is to eventually move to Southern California. I am wondering if any of you could possibly advise me on nursing jobs in that area. Are Psych CNS's used? Are Acute Care NP's used in trauma units? I don't want to spend years studying in an area that will be difficult for me to obain a job in. Do they pay around the same salary? I know they are 2 completely different practices so I'm not sure how they differ in pay. So far, research hasn't been too helpful. I just want to make the best decision.
Any advice on either of these programs or positions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!