Hey all! I'm an RN currently working in specialized cardiac hospital on tele/step down unit. I've been an RN for almost 2 years now. I'm considering making a career move as an NP in the next couple of years before it changes over to a doctoral degree. I'm just having difficulty deciding what specialty to go with. I know for a fact I don't want family practice unless I deal with adults only, I have no interest in dealing with children at all and don't have any experience with it anyway. I have no experience working in ER or ICU, but these areas definitely appeal to me. I'm thinking of maybe going with the acute care program just because it seems like there would be several options. I don't know that I'd want to be a full blown ER NP, that just seems stressful, but an Urgent Care Center seems like it would be a good place to work. Basically I'm just wondering what your job options are for the different specialties, particularly the Adult NP vs Acute Care NP. I have no interest in women's care or peds.
I love working in an acute setting as an RN, but am not sure if I want to be the one calling the shots necessarily, so that's the only thing about working in the hospital setting as an NP that doesn't appeal to me. Maybe I just need to not be afraid and limit my abilities so much. So NP's just explain your different roles that you do and the specialty that you went with.