i am a recent new grad that landed and amazing job as a labor and delivery nurse in san diego at a very prestigious hospital. i have been working there for over 6 months and am currently finishing my masters degree as a direct entry nursing student (previous b.s in chemistry). i decided last month to continue on my education track as a fnp student which requires me to go back to school full time for 1 year in august. i am feeling bad about having to leave my job after only being there a year; however not until recently did i realize how much i dislike floor nursing. i am craving the adrenaline of research based medicine and the desire to diagnose and heal through preventative medicine. i find it very frustrating to have patients that are 9 months into their care and lack some of the educational opportunities i would have liked to introduce them to. i would like to hear from my internet colleagues about the areas an np can dive into and am hoping this is the right track for me...i know i am experiencing the new grad nursing blues and want to be able to separate my emotions from the decisions i make pertaining to my career path. any help and words of advice would be greatly appreciated.