I just started an ADN program this month (finally!) and I love it so far! I got my B.S. degree in Public Health about 4 years ago and while I love health and wellness promotion, it just wasn't "enough" so I decided to go to nursing school
. What I'm wondering now is- how do I become a public health nurse? Is it enough to couple my ADN with my Bachelor's in Public Health, or are you required to have your BSN? Will I need to have a few years of floor/med-surg nursing under my belt before I move onward? I also have my CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)- is this worth anything in the realm of public health nursing? Any advice or insight would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!