NORTHEAST online BSN to MS administration?

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    Hey everyone!

    I saw that Northeastern has this direct entry BSN to MS in nurse administration. I haven't heard much about nurse administration in the discussions so I was wondering is this degree even marketable after graduating?

    I guess you can go directly to the MS part but am I going to be working as a nurse for like 8 years before I land an administrative position?

    They also have a neonatal NP option, BUT you have to work as a neo natal nurse before entering the NP portion... HAH! try finding one of those jobs in Boston [or 100 mile radius] I says to myself.

    So to sum up, is nurse administration a graduate degree that is going to pay off or will I end up nursing for a really long time [which i don't mind, but when I spend the extra 55K to get that MS degree that is kind of frustrating] because those "administrative" jobs are so few as I would imagine?

    I appreciate all the help I can get on this one!
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    Quote from rn2b 2012
    Hey everyone!

    I saw that Northeastern has this direct entry BSN to MS in nurse administration. I haven't heard much about nurse administration in the discussions so I was wondering is this degree even marketable after graduating?

    I guess you can go directly to the MS part but am I going to be working as a nurse for like 8 years before I land an administrative position?

    They also have a neonatal NP option, BUT you have to work as a neo natal nurse before entering the NP portion... HAH! try finding one of those jobs in Boston [or 100 mile radius] I says to myself.

    So to sum up, is nurse administration a graduate degree that is going to pay off or will I end up nursing for a really long time [which i don't mind, but when I spend the extra 55K to get that MS degree that is kind of frustrating] because those "administrative" jobs are so few as I would imagine?

    I appreciate all the help I can get on this one!
    What kind of work do you really want to do?? If you want to do administrative see if you can pick up a job with administrative duties to see if you like it.
    Do you want prescriptive authority?
    Do you want to do inpatient (acute care)
    Or primary care
    Do you want to work with adults or children or neonatal
    Make sure you like the curriculum and you have some career goals. And the program prepares you for how you want to spend your work life
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    I am currently looking into this program, and you can leave the program after the bsn portion if you choose. Also, at that point you can also apply to other specialties at NEU it is just that nursing administration would be guaranteed or you can apply to other masters programs at other schools.
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    I wouldn't mind an administrative role but my question is, is there demand for individuals with this type of degree? Or is it the type of degree that you have to be working as a nurse for a long time and hopefully someone quits/leaves that position at the hospital before you get into that role [from what i hear its one of the most coveted positions and turnover isn't great]? or would you be able to get something right out of the gates...I would love to hear from someone that knows someone or has this degree and their experience gaining employment.
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    I'm fine with the BSN portion, administration sounds attractive too but I just don't know if its worth the price of admission...

    Dstewart are you considering doing the administrative masters or doing something different?
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    Quote from rn2b 2012
    I'm fine with the BSN portion, administration sounds attractive too but I just don't know if its worth the price of admission...

    Dstewart are you considering doing the administrative masters or doing something different?
    I honestly don't know much about nursing administration. I really want to do family primary care...they do give u the option of applying into other specialities though


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