I recently switched from an MSN-PNP program to an MSN-Peds CNS program and am terribly worried that I made the wrong decision!!! My reasoning for switching to the CNS was mainly that I am not interested in diagnosing patients (as most NP's do)...however, I am now finding myself in quite a pickle.
I am three classes away from graduation, and will not be able to afford the out of pocket tuition to complete these three courses (I qualified for loans to cover the 33 credits I have taken so far...and I do not qualify for the majority of the scholarships out there). Also, I am not even sure what I want to do with this CNS degree! Additionally, there seem to be NO CNS jobs in this awful economy.
Did I make the wrong decision by jumping out of the PNP track? Would it be more beneficial to suck it up and complete the PNP degree in order to be somewhat more marketable? (fyi: I live in Maryland...CNS is not even recognized as an APRN)
I am feeling so lost and full of regret...can someone please provide some advice/insight?!!? I would sincerely appreciate it.