I am a student who will be graduating with my BSN in June and I have an interest in trauma. I plan on going to get a master's or doctorate at somepoint after having gained experience. I have looked into a few programs that offer specialties in critical and trauma nursing, either as a nurse practitioner or a CNS. I know that the university trying to sell you on their degree isnt going to be quite so truthful but I wondered if trauma centers and ERs are actually hiring either CNS's or NP's. My understanding is most of the time there is a physician present in an ER or trauma center so its a possibilty the degree exists but no need exists I suppose. Just wondering if anyone has actually seen these degrees put to use.