Np, Mph - page 2

Hi! May someone please tell me the type of work you can get involved in with a NP, MHP (Masters of Public Health). I know that there a lot of dual programs at the nursing schools that I have... Read More

  1. by   leenak
    I wanted to resurrect this thread, hopefully there are some MPH nurses around. If you don't expect to use the MPH portion of your degree immediately, would it get 'stale' in the sense that if you worked as a FNP but didn't work in public health? If 5 years later you wanted to work in public health, would it hurt you that your degree and experience in the area wasn't fresh?
  2. by   vanurse07
    Quote from leenak
    I wanted to resurrect this thread, hopefully there are some MPH nurses around. If you don't expect to use the MPH portion of your degree immediately, would it get 'stale' in the sense that if you worked as a FNP but didn't work in public health? If 5 years later you wanted to work in public health, would it hurt you that your degree and experience in the area wasn't fresh?
    I just finished my MPH and am going back to bedside nursing while I work on becoming a FNP. I am not so worried about forgetting what I learned in school (well maybe some of the stats and research skills) because I plan to stay fresh and up-to-date on events in public health. I also became certified in public health so it is required that I remain current in the field. Once I begin work as a FNP and even throughout school I know that some of the skills I gained in my MPH program will be beneficial. It was such an awesome decision that I do not regret!

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