I have been a mother-baby/antepartum nurse for four years now, and I want to transition public health. Mostly because I'm tired of being in a hospital. I have one year left in my MPH program and wondering what kinds of jobs I should be looking at.
I like the idea of the NFP programs around the country because I'd still be working with moms and babies. Also a lot of the public health nurses on here seem very satisfied with their positions. I kinda feel dumb about getting the MPH because I could have worked with NFP with just my BSN. So I'm hoping to maybe use my MPH to become an educator.
Are there any PHNs out there who also teach? If not, what are PHNs' hours like, and do you think it would be possible to work as a PHN and teach on the side?
Also, what kind of positions are available for master's prepared PHNs other than direct-care or teaching should I also consider? I'm really not interested in management (I feel like I'll be babysitting adults).