Hello! I am a student who is currently taking pre-reqs for nursing school
and am really interested in 2 different specialties of nursing: neonatal and public health. Lately I have been doing research on both specialties to figure out which one is right for me or to see if it is possible to do both (neonatal nurse working in the community). I recently found out about programs (such as Nurse Family Partnership) where you could work as a public health nurse helping at-risk mothers throughout their pregnancy and helping them improve infant health after pregnancy. This is the closest thing that I've found to be a combination of my 2 interests but this seems to be more of a combination of OBGYN and public health than neonatal and public health. It does sound interesting to me but are there any careers or community programs out there that allow you to be a community/public health neonatal nurse? Being a neonatal nurse for low-income/underserved communities is what I would want to do! I live in the SF Bay area so reading some advice from nurses around the area would be helpful!
Thanks in advance to those who reply!