I've worked in a neonatal ICU as an RN for 3 years now. I also work pediatric home care per diem for 2 years now. I was initially going to school for physician assistant when I started school, but I changed to nursing to someday become a nurse practitioner instead.
I love pediatrics, I always have, its where I've worked and where I want to be. (I DONT WANT NNP, I work with em, don't want that!) At the same time, I must also take into consideration job availability and job pay.
I was initially considering PNP, but then I thought about going for my FNP and getting my cert in PNP to have both. Acute Care Peds NP is also of interest to me.
I live about 1 hour from Philadelphia, PA. My concerns are,
1. Which will give me most job offers?
2. Which of those three routinely offers the highest pay?
3. Is it truly that hard, to find a PNP job like I read, deterring me from going for just that?
Im planning on starting next year but I need to figure out what I want to do! What I want is pediatrics, but I also need job security and a job that is worth a decent NP salary. I dont despise adults, i could work with them with my FNP degree while I wait on a PNP job if needed.