I've always wanted to work in the medical field. Specifically, I'd like to be able to treat gunshot and explosion wounds. After I become an RN I was going to jump for becoming licensed as a Nurse Practitioner, and I was thinking of joining the military or something similar.
Would a NP be able to treat or perhaps even save someone who had suffered a gunshot or grenade explosion? Or is that out of their skill set? Do you think training for ER work would prepare me for such things? What specialty should I go in?
I'm also male, is it normal for a male to become a Nurse Practitioner?