CNS vs. CNL - page 4

I know that this may be addressed in another thread, but if someone could either answer my question, or direct me to an answer, I would appreciate it. I know that a CNL is more of a generalist... Read More

  1. Visit  janeybirdRN profile page
    There is an association. I know the president of the CNLA works in Philadelphia. I have been in contact with the director of the program I am in because I would like to shadow a CNL in my area...

    Here is my dilemma- I don't know if I really want to get my MSN-CNL or any MSN for that matter. I used to think I would be in school forever. I liked it but now I'm just done. I have a BS in Psych from PSU, an ADN from a local community college and I am enrolled in the MSN-CNL at Drexel but I am doing it online. All I do is write papers and read discussion boards. Sometimes I like online school but when I think I have 14 more classes to go and at over $600 per credit, I just don't know if it's worth it. I'm going to look into PSU WC and see how much it would take for me to just complete my BSN. I like the idea of the MSN-CNL but there's a chance this role will not survive. I want to work a M-F 8-5 and stay in direct patient care. I want to be a leader and an educator but not have to deal with managing people. That's what is so great about the CNL role. NP's have a lot more liability and the hours will not be great but on the other hand, school reimbursement is great through the NHSC. I just don't know what I want to do. I am an RN at a rehab hospital and I want to get ER/ED experience. I like my job now but it's not a long term commitment.

    Thoughts? Anyone?
  2. Visit  end3r profile page
    sorry, i know this is an old thread, but i'm having a very similar situation, janeybirdRN. could you shoot me a PM? i'm having a lot of apprehension going into my MSN program and with a lot of questions that no one has been able to answer. it'd be greatly appreciated.

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