I am currently in the last semester of my RN program for an Associates degree and am starting to think about what my next move will be. I do not want to take time off from schooling since the last break ended up being 7 years. I know already that a BSN is important for a nurse to work almost anywhere now but also hear my classmates talk a lot about ADN to masters degree programs. I have done research a little and it seems like a Masters would be more appropriate if I ever wanted to become a educator or something high like a director of nursing which I have no desire to. Any advice of or comments on this next step I should take. Thanks!
I would recommend finding an ADN to MSN program which you could do part time and work as an RN during your school. Ending up with an MSN will open many doors for you, but it looks like you will need a doctorate level degree if you want to be a practitioner. I think it helps to work at each level for a bit, instead of just going through school and coming out the other side with an advanced degree. When I joined the Army Reserves, I went in as an officer, and you could really tell a difference between officers like me and those that had been in the military before as enlisted before getting their degree. Not saying those that just start high can’t do the job … I thought I did pretty well eventually, but I never really felt like a real army person. Good luck.
Is there a ADN to masters program you would recommend most… I would like online…
Sorry … I don’t have any good insight into that … I think I’ll just keep my ADN.
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