Hi. I am currently a senior and will be graduating this Fall with a Bachelor's in Biology and a minor in chemistry. For the last several years I have been on a path toward Pharmacy school, and have gained experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). In the past couple years, I have felt like Pharmacy is a great career field, but I'm not sure if it's what I want to do anymore. I have been contemplating going into nursing and becoming a nurse practitioner, since it is allows for more one on one patient care, diagnosing and more direct health care experience. If I do go into nursing, I will need to get into an Accelerated BSN programs, which are designed for students with non-nursing backgrounds. This way I will be able to get my BSN in about a year and then apply to a MSN program to become a NP.
I thought about becoming a physicians assistant instead of a NP, but it seems to me, that a NP is a better career choice than a PA. NP are able to specialize and they seem to have more autonomy than PA's do.
Other than job security and salary, the most important thing to me is enjoying what I do. I guess, I want to be certain that I will enjoy and the career field that I choose. At this point, I am leaning more toward the NP route rather than pharmacy.
I would appreciate any advice.