I am a pre-nursing student, trying to find my way to an OB floor as a L&D nurse and after several years of that on to a nurse midwifery degree.
In Austin, TX - since I already have a undergrad degree (in basket-weaving) I have the option of doing a 2nd degree accelerated BSN, which is a distance learning program set up by Texas Tech. OR I can do the Alternate Entry MSN through the University of Texas and specialize as a Parent Child Nurse Clinician (1st year you get your RN, other 2 yrs get your MSN)
I am at a crossroads because (oddly) the BSN has many more pre-reqs and requires a CNA certification, while the MSN program is much easier pre-req wise and requires different classes.
I am leaning towards the MSN, because I could get out - work as an RN and then go back and get a post-masters certificate (or doctorate by then - who knows!) And because I excel in the classroom, and am not too sure how well I would do distance learning wise.
So my question is - with a degree as a MSN Parent-Child Clinician, would I be hireable on the L&D floor? OR would I be over-qualified -or heck! Under-qualified???
Its all so confounding. Can anyone shed some light on this for me???
Thank you so very much! spin:
Wendy - future Austin RN
******Cross-posted in L&D Nursing and in Clinical Nurse Specialist forum