I toyed around with being an WHNP once, even went so far as to apply to schools
. But then, the thought of seeing patients day in and day out, doing paps, etc wasn't that thrilling to me when I thought about it.
I examined what I liked about my jobs. I love obstetrics, and I love teaching. I love improving patient care. I love reading. I also thought about going the academic route, and teaching OB to nursing students, but then, being a Clin Spec I would get paid more, still get to maintain obstetrical skills and enhance patient care. So that's where I'm leaning.
I guess, you gotta figure out what you love to do. Sometimes just looking at job ads is enough to decide.