Class of ’17 alum weighing nursing or DO after MSN-RN degree.

I am a Brandeis Alum (2017) currently pursuing an MSN-RN at Columbia University. I am going to graduate in August and would love to work in the Boston area, preferably in a pediatric, OB, or psychiatric setting. I am planning on pursuing a medical or NP degree after working for a couple years, and would love to gain more experience in a supportive, fast-paced, diverse work environment that will help me become the best health provider possible, and that will invest in my potential. I am very torn between nursing and medicine, and also am unsure of what specialty I would like to pursue (thinking of peds transplant, cardiology, endocrine, or OB/GYN). My program provides very little support and resources, and I would love to speak to a Brandeis grad/connection who can give me a well-rounded and unbiased view of medicine, if it’s worth it with healthcare today to pursue medicine (note: I am interested in DO), and if being an NP is basically on-par with a physician. Thank you!

Name: Rachel Dobkin ’17
Email: rd2808@cumc.columbia.edu
Majors: HSSP & Biology
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
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