So I have been offered a position for when I graduate, after (hopefully) a critical care or emergency externship. I worked with a group of physicians and allied health professionals in Nicaragua for a year and a half, teaching and translating. We work in the hospital with the Nicaraguan docs. I am completing my 2nd degree BSN, and have been offered a 6 month, compensated professional internship. I would be doing nursing triage, and working in both outpatient and emergency, so it offers LOTS of assessment opportunity. I am bilingual, so communication is not an issue.
I want to go onto complete my MSN as an FNP, and was wondering:
Would schools or community health jobs value experience in rural nursing?
Is being abroad a disadvantage, or exemplary of philanthropic interest?
I would be fine doing compulsory med-surg, but rural nursing is why I chose nursing instead of med school. If this were you, would you do it?
I'm excited to hear your thoughts!