So I hope someone can help, I am just starting my nursing program, its an accelerated BSN-MSN program and the masters portion of the program doesn't have any specialties I am super interested in. If I get my masters in lets say pediatrics, once i'm done and have the requirements (ICU experience etc) can I just go to a certificate program to become an anesthetist or even a doctorate program? I think it would be silly to have two separate masters, and if the program is two years if that extra two years could give me a doctorate.
I could always stop my program once i finish my bachelors (and become an RN) but that would have to be my last option. I have a B.S in a different area, so I really dont want two Bachelors and two master degrees (seems a bit much dont ya think??)