If you want to go into women's health, get your WHNP or CNM (or both, very easy to get both). If you don't care what area of nursing you are in, get your FNP.
You are probably asking "Why get a CNM and WHNP?". Two reasons:
1. Even if you never deliver one baby as a CNM, you'll get a far more comprehensive education on how the prenatal care works, complications (that you have to be able to recognize and refer to the MD), and hands-on experience with delivery. I think that beats reading about it any day of the week.
2. WHNP because many CNMs have issues with billing for GYN services as a CNM. This is payor specific.
I am not bashing FNPs as they are very needed in our healthcare system, but many clinics hospitals have them working in areas that are way beyond the education/training that you receive in school. Way too many working in high-acuity areas. In FNP programs women's health/OB is ONE semester. Most CNM or WHNP programs are two years plus with 600 to 700 clinical hours only in that area of study. That should tell you something right there.
I have even seen FNPs working for MFMs which to me, is so far out of their scope it would make malpractice insurance
worthless. Georgia is no longer permitting FNPs to work in acute care at hospitalists unless you have national certification as an ACNP. My state is getting ready to pass a measure not permitting FNPs to serve in a mental health NP role as there is also, national certification available in that area. You have to remember, just because an employer will hire you for a position, doesn't necessarily mean you are qualified to take it, or should.
Yes, there are tons of job available especially if you are willing to move.