I'm sure there are many threads covering similar topics but I'm looking for some guidance...
I am an RN with my BSN, PHN, CNOR with 6 years experience. I have worked in the OR my entire career in addition to per diem positions in pre-op/PACU. I would really like to continue my education and go on for my NP or CRNA. I still haven't decided which one to pursue... any advice? NP seems to have a wide spectrum of patient care and many job opportunities, while CRNA makes almost double the salary but jobs on the west coast are not as common? What do you think? In addition I am trying to transfer to the ICU for my required experience if CRNA is the route I take. What experience should I aim for at this point that will cover me for NP or CRNA? Does the ICU give me the needed experience for both? Thank you for your advice