There are times I’m not sure I want to be a nurse practitioner. I know I want to provide care, but I’m not sure the path that will take.
I know I have time to decide where I want my degree to take me. I thought of being a midwife, but I am a huge advocate of drugs for pain. Not sure how that would be embraced. I thought of becoming a CRNA, but I don’t want to step out of the work force to pursue grad school. Again I know I have time and choices.
I’m also looking at job security doing something I enjoy. I never felt like I had job security in the Air Force. Felt like things could turn on a dime and against me at any moment. I’ve thought of finishing out the 9 yrs I have left, but midwifery would be the only road that would keep me out of war.
I want to be able to buy a home and plan for our future without fear of losing my livelihood. Perhaps in this space and time, that simply isn’t possible.
I know I don’t want to miserable going to work and I know I want options. Those things are very important to me.
I am blessed to have these possibilities.