Hi allnurses.com community!
Since I became a Nurse, I have always had a goal set for myself to become a Nurse Practitioner. As a new nurse I always thought I would do Family, but through my experience as a Med-Surg RN I have predominately cared for acute care adults in a hospital setting. I enjoy the hospital setting but have not had experience with pediatrics. I don't want to limit my capabilities to just one area.
I have never worked in a community setting and not sure if I will enjoy it. I love educating my patients and "playing detective" to try and find a cause for what ever ails them. I want to thrive in my career, do I stay in the hospital or work in a family practice setting? Will my lack of experience with children hinder my practice?
Any suggestions or even stories of your experience would be greatly appreciated.