I just received my BSN and trying to decide the best place to start based on my long term goals. I eventually want to get into advance practice are my areas of interest are: public/community, mental, and women's health. I know there is no such thing as a "perfect" job but I'm not sure what avenue to pursue.
The options so far are in order of top consideration are:
-Work for 1 year as a psych RN and then apply for PMHNP
-Work for 1 year in community/public health and then apply for MSN/MPH
-Work for 1 year in med/surg and then apply for FNP
I really don't see myself doing bedside nursing forever, even though I don't turn my nose up to this at all because I know it's valuable experience. I guess I'm kind of on the holistic health bandwagon and more interested in providing education/prevention. However, I don't want to be too general and lose clinical skills which is why at this time I am leaning more towards PMHNP.
Thanks for any help!