Quote from owler
I have worked in NICU for about 15 years and when I first started a practitioner program, it was in pnp but after finishing all of the theory, ethics (basically non-clinical courses) I switched to fnp because I thought the job market would be better. I hated it! In fact, I actually burst into tears in front of one of my instructors because I hated it so much. She was really very understanding and told me that although I was doing well, life was too short to make yourself miserable. My advice would be, don't overthink it - go with your heart.
What did you dislike about it? I actually truly love adult cardiology, that would be my second interest. I could easily see myself working adult cardiology. The reason I got out of it, and despised adult nursing was because I didnt like the glorified babysitter role of,
I want jello, I want water, your an a**hole, move my tissues here move my tissues there, etc. setting off bed alarms, walking them to the bathroom every 5 minutes when they dont have to go, etc. I like the nicu because I work at a higher level in terms of constantly monitoring labs, monitors, ventilator settings, drips, etc. As an adult NP, id be working at a higher level than pudding and bed pans, i would think.
Curious what you disliked!