I graduate in May 2010, and for the first time in my nursing career I feel very passionate about advancing my education in Community/Public Health Nursing. I always knew I wanted to go back to school I was just unsure of what I wanted to study or when I wanted to go back to school. It wasn't until my community clinical rotation where I felt that this is what I wanted to do. I know most master programs require at least 2 years experience, however I have been a student nurse tech for 2 years in in the float pool, had a externship on neuro icu, and had the opportunity to be on different units and clinical sites throughout my area.
My question is: Would a school even consider me even though I technically have not worked as a RN? A lot of people I know work before applying to a masters program. However, with the economy and all, I wanted to start applying now, graduate in May, and hopefully start school and work in the Fall?
Any information would truly be a great help!