Obgyn/womens health np - page 2

by Nurseinthemaking20 3,323 Views | 15 Comments

Hi guys, I am not even near this accomplishment yet (im still in undergrad). But my ultimate goal is to become an fnp working in women's health. Generally my dream job would be in a gynecology doctors office or clinic. My... Read More


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    I would never say anything in medicine is "perfectly safe". In my opinion the benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
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    Wait until you get to doing clinical and you see someone's newborn baby or elderly grandmother almost die or die from the flu and you will feel differently. Flu shots are mandatory where I work and not only do all of the nurses get them, but we all advocate them for our patients. Vaccines save lives.

    As to your school path, if you want to do women's health, then why get an FNP? It would seem to make more sense to be a women's health NP.
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    Quote from Annaiya
    As to your school path, if you want to do women's health, then why get an FNP? It would seem to make more sense to be a women's health NP.
    I really depends on if you want to put all your eggs in one basket. There are pros and cons to each.
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    Annaiya- thanks for your respsonse regarding the flu shot. I will most likely be getting one.

    I guess I figured fnp, because like bostonfnp said, I'm not sure I want to put all my eggs in one basket. Working in women's health would be ideal for me, but I wanted to keep my options open ya know. What if when I start grad school, I decide there's something I'm more interested in, or what if when I get out of school there are no WH np jobs out there. I don't want to limit myself. Couldn't I still work in women's health if I go the fnp route?
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    Quote from Nurseinthemaking20
    Annaiya- thanks for your respsonse regarding the flu shot. I will most likely be getting one.

    I guess I figured fnp, because like bostonfnp said, I'm not sure I want to put all my eggs in one basket. Working in women's health would be ideal for me, but I wanted to keep my options open ya know. What if when I start grad school, I decide there's something I'm more interested in, or what if when I get out of school there are no WH np jobs out there. I don't want to limit myself. Couldn't I still work in women's health if I go the fnp route?
    I am biased by being an FNP myself.

    When I went to grad school it was for the sole purpose of working inpatient oncology, and I was torn between ACNP and FNP. The program I attended decided to swap to single track FNP, and I went anyways. I am so glad they did. I found I loved primary/ambulatory care and didn't really enjoy my hospitalist/intensivist experiences.

    Sometimes you don't know until you experience the role.
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    Yes, my main reason for going the np route is because I think I will be happier in primary care. I definately want to get some hospital experience, but in the long run I would love to work in a office/practice. Women's health and possibly mental health are the two most appealing to me as of right now. But who knows, I could change my mind once i start clinicals. In a few weeks I'm going to start volunteering in the icu of my local hospital. I know I won't be doing the actual work but I'll get the feel for the environment and see if I like it.


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