I'm in my first year as a nurse. I work in a busy OR. I like it but I think I can do more, especially intellectually. I'm a quick study and a responsible employee- my supervisors love me and consider me a rising star. I have at least another year in my contract, maybe 2. In that time, I may love it more than I do now, but I was interested in corrections nursing before graduating and I still am. Maybe it will be an option for a specialty change. My question now is- I have at least a year. Job/experience change is not feasible, but I do have college benefits leftover from the military. I started my BSN but honestly, I hate it. If they make BSNs manadator for nurses..well...I'll be looking for a new career. I think experience and attitude are worth a degree anyhow. But- is there some other degree that might help? I have been looking at health sciences but it doesn't look different from a BSN. What about corrections/criminal justice? Would that make me a slightly better candidate in lieu of my limited clinical skills transferrable from the OR?