Everyone has an opinion on whether new grads should get med/surg experience before entering a specialty. The "new school" of thought seems to be that if you know what specialty you want, then go for it. But what about if you know what specialty you want, but don't plan on staying there forever?
I'm a BSN student graduating this summer, and thinking about where I'd like to go from here. My question is: Is L&D/mother/baby experience acceptable for becoming a FNP?
To be honest, I love basically all populations, from kids through older adults. I'd be happy in med/surg if there were more time for patient communication and education. I love this aspect of the maternity floor, and think I'd be much happier there than in med/surg. But, I want to keep my options open for working with other populations as an FNP. Any advice? & thank you in advance