I'm wondering what opportunities nurses have for career advancement within public health? What does the ladder look like? I'm starting in public health next week (yippee!) and I'm a very motivated person. I get bored easily and need to constantly be evolving. I like public health because I'll probably be able to go from women's health and STD's into Peds or Infectious Disease and work my way around the different areas. But those things are lateral moves. I hope to get my NP but that's not guaranteed. I guess I'm wondering what's on top for PHN's?