I recently finished my ADN and I have several paths ahead of me. The issue, I'm having trouble weighing the pros and cons. Hopefully one of you with experience may chime in.
To begin, I plan on continuing my education. I would like to earn a BSN, then progress to an MSN in leadership followed by certification with FNP. Where I'm having a complication is where to work.
Currently, I work as a PDN. I get paid very little in comparison to what I would be earning at a hospital. But, I have a great deal of down time in which I can study while having the opportunity of overtime. My greatest fear is that I may become unmarketable in an acute setting after working so long in the PDN field.
On the other hand, Working 3 12's at a hospital, I will make a bit more money, maintain more of my nursing skills and possibly have a greater opportunity to obtain FNP clinical sites when that time comes. But I will not have as much study time.
Education is online
I am the main source of income in a family of 4
Thanks in advance