I'm currently working full time as a RN, but completed my masters (FNP) in summer 2016. Graduation coincided with the birth of my first child, so the idea of switching jobs at that point was not something I was thinking about. I generally enjoy my current job, and the hours are very flexible/convenient for my family, but I do have the itch to get a move on with advancing to the NP role, as I worked pretty hard for it over an almost 4 year period.
My dilemma is as follows: I see myself having another child in the next year - does it make sense to stick with my current job where I am generally fulfilled, have opportunities for advancement as a RN, flexible schedule, and put off a NP job for another year or so? As long as I stay in the game, will i be able to find a job when I"m ready, or will I be seen as someone who waited too long? :/
Any advice or similar experiences appreciated!