I will finish my RN-BSN program this summer and was hoping to get into graduate school starting this fall '12. Currently I am a critical care CVICU/MICU nurse. After much thought, I have finally realized that my vision for my future in nursing is to be a counselor to promote MH wellness.
1. Can anyone offer me direction as to how to prepare for my goal? I need to switch gears and leave critical care for MH nursing and being that I have always worked in a hospital I am foreseeing my easiest opportunity to transfer to a psych floor which isn't counseling or wellness focused but, will get me experience in the psych field.
2. MHNP or NP with post graduate certificate in MH?
3. NP versus CNS?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions/direction!