I will be finishing my diploma RN shortly and I'm torn between pursuing a BSN (on a part-time basis while I work full-time) or a master's degree in public health. I am enjoying nursing school
, but I don't want to spend my career administering medications. Instead, I'm more interested in prevention and wellness. My ultimate goal is to work either as a traveling nurse at MY convenience and diversify with periods of time working abroad in developing countries (I was a Peace Corps volunteer) OR to work full-time abroad as a public health nurse. Thoughts?
Sep 13, '06
Was having the MPH degree not marketable in you geographical area?
This, ultimately is one of the reasons I have chosen the NP track, which I am currently in. I love epidemiology, prevention, etc. However, unless I was prepared to move to the capitol city of our state, and work with the State Department of Health, or to Atlanta to work for the CDC, it looked like my job prospects were very very slim indeed.
So, to the OP, does this help at all? Do a search and look to see where the MPH jobs are located. If you don't mind moving, no problem. For me, it is VERY important to get to choose exactly where I will live. Small towns, clean air, clean water, no traffic or commuting are a priority for me.
Last edit by sirI on Sep 14, '06