So after getting in to nursing school and PA school, i have opted for nursing. Some people think i am crazy for making that choice, but i have several good reasons. Scope of NP's vs PA's in my state for one, as well as what I want to do as a mid level is much easier to do as an NP than a PA. Palliative care is one of these.
I was hoping for some advice. What I am most interested in is where critical care meets palliative care, or better said end of life decision making in maybe not so long term illnesses. I am not sure exactly what I should do or where I should aim for in looking at first jobs. ICU? Hospice? Look strait to palliative care teams? Does one have to pick between managing the illness and managing the end of life care? Or could I carve out a role as a specialty NP (oncology? pulmonology?) who manages said illness as well as coordinate the palliative care. Any thought are appreciated!