Anyone with Masters Degree - page 2

I am wondering how many nurses (RN) actually possess Masters degree's. Any comment?... Read More

  1. by   nursemouse
    MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS...and behind all of the "alphabet soup" is a happy Clinical Nurse Specialist (just don't expect to get rich; I took a pay cut to USE my Masters!).
  2. by   healingtouchRN
    wow, look at all the soup! I thought I had a few! I understand about teaching though, My teaching job pays $10/hr less than my bedside position! But I know it's important to have currently skilled faculty that care about the students.
  3. by   preciousnurse
    I recommend getting it if you pan to do something other than bedside nursing, because I have a BSN and continued bed side nursing and did nit get any greater reward, recognition of benefit. The only thing that i do not have to worry about is if they ever decide to make nursing strictly a 4-year profession.
  4. by   healingtouchRN
    that idea of only BSN's has been kicked around for so many years, but it'll not happen in the near future with the nursing shortage (or maldistribution as I call it). I praise my 2 & 3 year collegues, because they take the same load as I do.
  5. by   crissyb
    I have a MS in Human Services, considering getting my MSN.
  6. by   jadednurse
    I've completed nearly half of the program for a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law. Just can't seem to rationalize finishing it...was't that exciting to me and the career opportunities were too limited for me.
  7. by   ainz
    I have a MSN/MHA. Opened new doors. Worth every minute of agony it took to get the degree.

    I encourage you to get it. I think currently around 15% or so of RNs in the country have a masters degree. I think I recall seeing that number somewhere recently in reviewing literature to prepare a speech.
  8. by   MissPiggy
    Quote from Jeftek
    I am wondering how many nurses (RN) actually possess Masters degree's. Any comment?
    Only have to finish my thesis to complete a Master's in Clinical Psychology
  9. by   llg
    I got my Master's very early in my career many years ago. After working as a CNS for 10 years, I went back to school again for my PhD. I continue to work in a hospital setting doing staff development and program planning/evaluation.

    No regrets.

    ddd (Also known as llg -- but I'm using my home computer and account this weekend and not my work computer as I usually do.)
  10. by   traumaRUs
    I'll have my MSN in June 05.
  11. by   gerinurse10
    Why do people go for multiple masters degrees? I am in an MSN: Education program and can't imagine going for another. If I was to go on I would go for a doctorate not another masters. Just curious

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