So here's the deal.....I worked in the NICU for almost a year now, I absolutely love it BUT I honestly don't see myself working there my whole life. I've been feeling down lately because I've jumped from one idea, to another...to another (you get the point). First I thought I wanted to become a NNP but working in the unit, I've come to realize that I am just not fit for that kind of job. I don't want to "live" in the hospital, and I just think that I would go crazy the first week working as a NNP....Then I thought "CRNA" (which was actually something that I had given thought to many times before, but then again waaayy too stressful and I've noticed that it's hard to get a job because the market is becoming overly saturated with programs that pump out nurse anesthetists like crazy...Anyway.... I have researched the option of FNP and it sounds really appealing to me (lifestyle, work ethics, work environment...and pay is not bad at all hehe
). I just feel that I made the wrong decision in becoming a NICU RN. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do....I just would like to eventually move away from the hospital setting....it's just not for me
. I am starting to feel desperate that I am not "loving" the hospital environment and feel that I have wasted all this time instead of getting adult experience and moving on
.....Would an FNP program be less than impressed if I applied with NICU experience and maybe one year of adult ICU experience (instead of it all being adult experience)?
There are so many thoughts running through my head that it's even hard to explain it, I guess I also needed to vent
...sorry if I am confusing you guys, let me know and I need to clarify anything....