I posted a question earlier about nursing vs. medical laboratory science as I have an interest in both careers. I stumbled over this profession when I searched if there was any way I could combine nursing and laboratory science/ research. What does the typical day of work look like for a nurse scientist/nurse researcher? Do they get to dabble in both professions, or is it more so one track and strictly in research ? What are the school requirements for this career?
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Laurie C.’s Answer
I will also say the two careers may collaborate to some extent, but they are two very independent skill sets. It is very important in today's medical field that each profession be as knowledgeable as possible in their specialty while having a high level understanding of other specialties. In other words, if you choose nursing, you will have an understanding of the lab part, but unlikely will fully participate in that portion of the research.
My advice would be, determine what you are truly passionate about and what suits you. Then pursue that wholeheartedly. I miss working in a lab, but it wasn't the right fit for me in terms of career opportunities. Talk to people in the field, look at what your wants and needs are, then make a choice about what route to go.