Hello all! I am a new nurse and am working in the ICU at a level II trauma center. One reason I took this job was to broaden my options for the future. I really want to pick the brains of some more experienced nurses and see what you think about getting an MSN/advanced practice license. Everyone says CRNA is the way to go, but I would really like to know about more options. FNP seems more accessible, but I don't know that I would want to endure the crazy hours and being on-call for physicians, etc. I guess I'd just like to know what you've heard about new advanced practice careers that may be promising. Thank you all!!
-Mindy from Texas
Feb 27, '13
Many options out there! As an Fnp, you can do retail care so you don't have to be on call for physicians or whatnot. You can work in urgent care centers or the ER . You can also work in a doctor's office. I'm sure CRNAs have many options as well. Just do your research to determine the best fit for you! Good luck!