I have been an RN for nearly 2 years, working in med surg and Acute rehab. I like rehab because of all of the education we do, but I don't want to work in a hospital forever. I am having a baby soon and in a few years would like to have a "normal" work schedule. I am interested in Public Health because of the education involved, because it is such a benefit to the community and because I like the atmosphere (I was volunteering there before getting pregnant - just doing clerical work)
My background - BA in English and years of working as a technical writer. Then, AS in nursing and above experience. I was wondering if it makes more sense for me to get my BSN and pursue a nurse job in PH or get my MPH? Both are good options for me as they are both on-line through FIU here in South Florida. The BSN would be good because it gives direct clinical experience in public health, but is it necessary? With an MPH would I still be doing a job with contact with people? Because I want to do patient care/education.
Thank you for input - just trying to figure out the different PH roles and how to get there