Ive recently been interested in public health and I have to explain why. So I am Indian, raised in America for practically all of my life but I visit India frequently. I have always wanted to go back to India one day when Ive made something of myself to try and help people, improve conditions there, mostly educate about health to make living conditions better. I feel like India will never get out of the 3 world country era that it is in simply because many people aren't educated.
I just don't know how to get there. Right now I am in Nursing School
. So I was thinking I can specialize in public health, and become a public health nurse. What is it like to be a public health nurse? Is there research involved, like knowing statistics and analyzing the public? Would I have to be working for the government (in my case Indian government), since it is public health?
I don't know if I do want to work for the government because, they would control budgets and such, right? I want to be able to work on my own, and educate people, make amenities more accessible, and get the money by fundraising and donations. <--- Would that still be considered public health.
I feel like Im not exactly understanding how to go about this.