As I mentioned in my previous post if you are already in a RN tract then pursue a NP. Now to your main question, RN Or NP?
It depends on what you want in your nursing practice. If you want plenty of flex. conerning working full or part time then I think a RN offers more flex. and job opportunities. However, if you want autonomy and a more white collar type of job then be a NP. You will get to manage the medical care with supervsion or coll. from a MD. This means you will not be expected to do aid work, maid work, clerk work, or act as a waiter. You will have one job description. I may harp on this, but it because I think this is why nursing is still looked at as a semi-profession at best. I don't know of any other profession (law, cpa, ect) were the person is expected to do so many task that would usually be performed by a person without a college education. Think about it, on one hand you are help making life and death decisions and on the other hand you are expected to do aid work and maid work. Why do we put up with this? They wonder why nursing is loosing it's appeal to young people starting out in college who have a desire to get a professional career? It is because now that all the professions are opened up to females, for example ( roughly 50% of the students in med. and law school are now female). Why would they choose nursing? Hospitals and nurs. schools
need to figure a new way to bring nursing into a true professional status type of career. The old phrase of "well we are lic. workers, so therefore we are a profession" will no longer cut it. They will have to start treating us as professionals.