I have worked as CHHA RN and Telephonic Case Manager for MLTCs. I am interested in working with HIV population, specifically, HIV+ women. I want to work in a leadership role in a clinic or coordinating research. Eventually, i would like to teach. professor.
My dilemma is how to obtain a position in a clinical setting with this population given my limited clinical experience. I wonder if beginning an MSN/MPH program will help me obtain a clinical position. Or should I begin applying for a position before applying to a program?
Because I don't have clinical experience, as well, no significant experience with this population, i feel like i would be overlooked by hiring managers. Perhaps, applying while pursuing my degree (which i plan to specialize in Epidemiology) would give me foot in the door.
Your comments are appreciated.