It's nice to know that ya'll are in the same boat. I've worked as a pediatric nurse for about a year now and I've recently become disillusioned with nursing in a hospital setting. I've always had an interest in public health, but I've been too afraid to pursue further career options. I really like the education and prevention side of nursing as well and am thinking about going back to school to pursue my master's in public health/public health nursing. I was even considering even giving up nursing as a career in general but you guys have helped me realize that I really do want to become a community/public nurse and help others, especially children, in that way. Everything you have described is what I feel or am interested in. Do you think I should work on going back to school and also begin my search for a public health job? Or should I kind a new job then get my master's? I'm not sure how long I want to stay at my job right now and obviously I'm scared to quit my job, but I don't really know what's best for me right now. Any advice?