8 months in ER; go back for BSN or MSN? - page 2

I have been working in the ER for 8 months. I enjoy my job. My hospital is, for the most part, a great place to work at, and I am thankful for a job in this economy, period. I have received positive reviews from my charge... Read More

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    Quote from AnonRNC
    Does your manager REALLY expect you to follow through at the one-year mark? Or was that just an interview questions. At less than a year in practice, you would probably benefit more from Continuing Ed in emergency nursing than from an academic degree. If you are enjoying the work you are doing now, I don't see the point in getting an MSN at this point.
    I'm not sure if she literally meant one year, but I'm the type of person who has had this nagging in the back of my mind since the interview! I don't want her to corner me at the nurse's station one day and for me to not have an answer. My director comes into the department a lot; recently we were having days of Code Emergency Saturation Triage and she was pushing patients to rooms in wheelchairs and helping out with little tasks, so it wouldn't be out the question for her to corner me.

    What kind of resources would you suggest for continuing ed? I joined ENA and was thinking of doing their free CEUs, even though I don't need them as CEUs yet. I am ALL ABOUT educating myself!
    Last edit by sandyfeet on Feb 16, '13 : Reason: forgot to post entire answer

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    Quote from sandyfeet
    \What kind of resources would you suggest for continuing ed? I joined ENA and was thinking of doing their free CEUs, even though I don't need them as CEUs yet. I am ALL ABOUT educating myself!
    I have no idea! I'm a NICU (Newborn ICU) nurse. Try the Emergency nurses area here; I'll bet they have lots of ideas.


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