Not no but ___________ no! There is no way I would want to be in management. When I went to nursing school
, I wanted to do patient care, not to get into any type of management at all. I have an associate of nursing degree, and I know some states require that the nurse have more than that for management positions. We live in Louisiana, and we don't have nursing unions here.
My husband is also an RN, and has been out of school a few years before me. He finished in 1987, and I got out in 1991. We did attend the same school, so he also has an associate degree. Unlike me, dh loves the management aspect of nursing, and he is an excellent manager and supervisor. He started in the ER after graduating, and after a few years there, he got into management and has been doing it ever since. He enjoys it,
and does an excellent job. He has been a nurse manager on different units and is currently a nursing supervisor. He has the patience for it, and does an excellent job. I, on the other hand, do not have the patience to deal with the usual headaches that go along with the management type positions.
We have always heard that in our state they will be increasing the educationb requirement to BS or Masters for management, but no changes yet.