Hello nurses and student nurses,
I’m in my 3rd semester of nursing school (one more to go). I concurrently work for one of the largest cancer centers in the US and have a host of career planning resources at my fingertips.
The hospital I work for offers 2 new grad residency programs: one for a clinical nurse track and another for research nursing. I’m currently in an administrative role that has given me a major look into/understanding of both clinic research AND nursing administration (up to the executive level). After spending so much time in clinical rotations, both sides are meshing together and starting to make perfect sense.
Im wanting to take a shot at the research nurse track and work my way on to FNP. Mind you, research nurses practice very few physical skills and are mostly coordinating, assessing, and documenting heavily. I’ve been told that with my background, I’d be a good fit for this role.
Do you think it would inhibit (in a major way) me in becoming a Nurse Practitioner in the next 3-5 years? What would you do if given the opportunity?