MS versus MSN

  1. I am curious about any differences there might be in finding a job with an MS versus an MSN for Midwifery.

    Any wise feedback out there?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    An MS is not usually in nursing, it can be in education, another life science or something similar. Most MSN programs are the advanced nursing programs.
  4. by   llg
    Is your MS in nursing? If it is, then it probably won't make a difference.

    Some schools offer and MS in nursing rather than an MSN because of technical/administrative differences in the regulation of the degree granting process within their university. If your degree is in nursing, but titled MS rather than MSN, it probably won't make a difference. However, if your Master's Degree is in a field other than nursing, then it might. What is your MS in?

    llg
  5. by   May_baby
    I am still a student.
    I had researched and applied to programs on the East Coast that awarded MSNs.

    However, my fiance is applying for a tenure track position at a University in the Midwest that awards an MS in their Midwifery program.

    It would be nice to be closer to him so I thought I would do some more research...
  6. by   beckinben
    I have a MS in nursing, not an MSN. I haven't found it to be a problem.

    Becki, CNM

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