I work full time as the only nurse for a single practice Med/Peds doctor. I love him and the practice and I have really gotten to know our patients over the past 3 years. We see 70% adults and 30% kids. The doc also teaches for a med school on the side. He is hoping to retire soon and is always saying that he wishes that one of his students would come back and be in position to take the practice in about 5 years. The other day he looked at me and suggested that I go back to school to get my NP so I can take the practice and be a stable figure for our patients once a new doc comes in. I realize that I have to work under a doctor but how can I be a NP for med/peds? Do I need to pick one or the other or can I do FNP? My passion is with the kids- more specifically the newborns so if forced to choose it would be peds but then I am loosing out on the majority of our patients. I have been accepted to a fast track RN to MSN program. Any input would be helpful. Thanks!