I have a 27 year old daughter who will be attending nursing school come fall. She holds a BA in psych and for the past four years has been a triathlete, a triathlon club group leader, and a personal trainer. She also runs a cardiac rehab exercise program and a cancer survivors exercise group for those struggling with the effects of all that entails CA treatment at our local YMCA.
She ABSOLUTELY LOVES what she does, but I have encouraged her to return to school to become a nurse. Of course she's into nursing school too. I would never push any one of my kids into something that they didn't want to do.
For all that she does, her pay is definitely not commensurate and I believe that it's due to her educational bakground. My question is what is out there for her as a nurse involved with sports and fitness? She's thinking that one day several years on down the road, she will open her own place and charge as a professional RN for her rehab services. Is this possible without an advanced degree? She will eventually earn a BSN. I don't think she has any plans for going any further than that.
What's out there for sports minded nurses? Is it possible to be that person on a professional sports team who runs onto a field with a little red bag when an athlete goes down?
Where do her unique qualities and desires fit?