I currently work a cardiovascular TCU and love it. However, my goal is to work with kids and babies, hopefully even NICU. I did my ADN preceptorship in a pediatric ED as well as a preceptorship on a level 3 NICU and fell in love with peds. However, actually getting a job with peds is very, very difficult.
I know in my heart I would like to advance to the NP level. But I'm stuck on which route to go. There are few schools in my area that have pediatric NP, one with NNP, most have FNP. Has anyone ever done FNP and got another certificate as a PNP? The reason I'm considering FNP is so I don't pigeon hole myself, even though we have a children's hospital in the area. Of course I think it would be to my benefit to actually try to transfer to the children's hospital when I'm able.
I know regardless of which route I take, it's going to be difficult. I also know that if I even wanted to head in the direction of NNP I would definatly need to get a job in NICU.
I hope I don't sound to rambling.