I am trying to decide which direction I want to focus my education. I am curently an EMT2 in rural Alaska and have worked as a Medical assistant in a community health center for the past year. I truly love working with patients in both the emergent and non-emergent situations.
I have always dreamed of being an ER nurse like my aunt and am enrolled as a pre-nursing student in fall of 2003.
First question: Would you recommend a two year degree and entering the workforce right away or taking the time to go through a four year program? ( I have a 14 month old daughter)
At the clinic I work with a fantastic team of PA's who provide excellent primary care and are strongly encouraging me to pursue this avenue.
Question: If you could do it over would you go into nursing again or would you look in to other programs, like PA or MD?
Thank you for your input.