So i've been in ICU for 1 year now, and am switching jobs because my husband just landed a great new positon, but his schedule doesn't mesh with my 3 - 12s/nights/holidays/weekends.
I was just offerred a position in OR, where I would work M-F and be off at 3pm every day and work q.5th.wknd.
My question is, i'm beginning an RN-MSN program and will eventually have my NP. I'm wondering, if going to the OR is going to hold me back in future job opportunities as an NP? I am pretty open to working in a clinic or being employed in the hospital setting and rounding with physicians, etc (as an NP).
I will not be done with NP for another 3.5 years, so i'm wondering if that 1 year of ICU experience plus a few years of OR will be enough experience to land an NP position, or will the OR hold me back? I've also considered staying in OR for a couple years and transitioning to a different position that would be more relevant experience for NP, if necessary.
I appreciate the input, thank you!