Im expected to graduate and pass my RN boards all within the next 2 months.
I have been doing an excellent job networking with administrators and facility all around the hospital, so I am confident in my ability to find a job.
However, I have been having an incredibly difficult time figuring out a career path to take.
I should add that I already have my MBA in business (Finance).
I plan on spending my first several years as a new graduate mastering clinical skills and course knowledge.
But im also trying to make decisions now, that will open up opportunity down the road (im only in my 20s).
Because of the MBA teachers have constantly brought up the idea of aiming to be a nurse manager down the road, but im unsure of what would be the next step from there (CNL?)
Nursing Pharmacology has been a class that I excelled in and was very much interested in, which made me consider working towards nursing research and possibly moving towards pharmaceutical companies down the road. But I really have no interest in ending up in sales so im not sure if thats the most likely path for this.
And then of course im thinking of NP/DNP/CNL but I believe I would need some experience before any of these paths become more viable.
Hope i didnt ramble too much, im just having a hard time trying to figure out a long term viable plan !
I would immensely appreciate anyone's advice and or foresight !