I will be starting an alternate entry masters program in May, the 1st year is prep for the NCLEX, then I begin my masters work. I have that 1st year to decide which masters I want to pursue, but I'm currently leaning towards a Child Health with Role Specialty in Public Health Nursing program, but they also offer a straight Public Health Nursing program.
My question is, what's the difference? obviously the child health one focuses on pediatrics, but I feel like if I'm going to focus on the public health arena, I might as well get a general public health nurse masters and not hamstring myself into only being qualified to work with programs that focus on childhood. I have a BS in childhood development, and I love working with kids. What do y'all think?