Career choices questions

  1. Hi,

    I am trying to decide which direction I want to focus my education. I am curently an EMT2 in rural Alaska and have worked as a Medical assistant in a community health center for the past year. I truly love working with patients in both the emergent and non-emergent situations.

    I have always dreamed of being an ER nurse like my aunt and am enrolled as a pre-nursing student in fall of 2003.

    First question: Would you recommend a two year degree and entering the workforce right away or taking the time to go through a four year program? ( I have a 14 month old daughter)

    At the clinic I work with a fantastic team of PA's who provide excellent primary care and are strongly encouraging me to pursue this avenue.

    Question: If you could do it over would you go into nursing again or would you look in to other programs, like PA or MD?

    Thank you for your input.
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  3. by   mumseyllama
    Take the 2 yr degree and start working. I have 2 bachelors and they do nothing to increase my pay rate. Nursing is great with tremendous variety although the work can be very hard. But there are lots of part-time and shift positions which is great when you have a family. Best of luck.