Advice/input needed please....
I currently work on a medicine floor. I am over 30, married with two kids and I am a new nurse that graduated this past May. I have been employed at my hospital for three months.
I took this job because I wanted to become more proficient in my nursing skills and I really didn't have any particular specialty in mind at the time.
I have recently been thinking about where I want to be/what I'd like to do with my nursing career, and I've decided that I'd really like to do something with nursing & sports/sports medicine. I'm trying to figure out what my options are. I don't think I'd want to work on our orthopedic floor as our pts seem to mostly be knee/hip replacements.
Does anyone have any suggestions????
I am very fitness orientated & would like to encorporate my love for wellbeing & health into my future nursing career. I thought about sports training/sports medicine....etc. Do you think I'd need to get licensed as a NP for a job in this field?
I currently hold an adn degree (prolonging my education may prove difficult for my family if for an extended long period of time, but not necessarily a no go...!!). Maybe the hospital isn't where I should be, but I should look at private offices that specialize in sports medicine??
Does anyone have a position in this field or have any ideas of where I should start looking for a job in this particular area?? Any advice will be extremely helpful.
Thanks in advance for responding....