Advancement for experienced OR Nurses

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    Hi, I've been an OR nurse for 3 years working mainly with adolescents and adults. I've had experience working in the PACU too. I am planning to go back to school for an NP. But I'm quite confused with the direction I should head to. I want to work as an NP by doing clinical work outside of the OR AND also assist in surgery. I want to be a leader and educate patients but also have hands-on experience.

    Any suggestions - Go into Adult NP/CNS or should I go into acute care NP and get my CNOR/RNFA? Some have suggested I go into FNP too. Where do most OR nurses who get an advancement degree head towards what direction?


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