Does MSN make a difference? - page 2

I don't even have my BSN yet and wasn't even considering an MSN, but I really did like being in school and was just wondering if there are any major reasons to do it. Also, I'm slightly... Read More

  1. by   sirI
    I had no idea you could specialize within the MSN, but that's great because I love OB and it would be a fun thing to do.
    Many areas of educative track with MSN:

    Forensics
    Legal Nurse Consulting
    Education
    APN (CRNA, CNM, NP, CNS - latter 2 with subspecialties)
    Life Care Planning
    Nursing Informatics
    Nurse Administrator
    Healthcare Leadership
    Community/Public Health
    Clinical Research Management
    International Nursing

    To name a few.
  2. by   sirI
    Approximately 2 years, nursekatie22
  3. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Ohhhh, International nursing? What exactly does that entail??
  4. by   Tweety
    Quote from llg
    That's an important thing to point out, Tweety. It's the nature of the work that changes when one is "promoted" to a job that requires an MSN. The compensation doesn't always improve much. However, I have found that most of those MSN jobs involve better hours and working conditions than staff nursing. Many of those jobs are also easier on the body as a person ages. That may not be universally true, but it is often true.

    I agree. That is why I'm moving on with my educational goals at the age of 47. I might not be able to do this floor nursing thing with overtime for 20 more years.
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Ohhhh, International nursing? What exactly does that entail??

    Here is a link to Emory University which offers dual degrees in International Health/Nursing. Gives some information that you might find interesting:


    Emory School of Nursing
  6. by   SweetOldWorld
    Quote from siri
    Many areas of educative track with MSN:

    Forensics
    Legal Nurse Consulting
    Education
    APN (CRNA, CNM, NP, CNS - latter 2 with subspecialties)
    Life Care Planning
    Nursing Informatics
    Nurse Administrator
    Healthcare Leadership
    Community/Public Health
    Clinical Research Management
    International Nursing

    To name a few.

    Hi Siri,

    Do you have any more information about Life Care Planning or where such studies are offered? I'm currently in an RN to BSN program and would like to continue with my education after that but I'm not really sure what I'd like to do. Thanks!
  7. by   sirI
    Quote from SweetOldWorld
    Hi Siri,

    Do you have any more information about Life Care Planning or where such studies are offered? I'm currently in an RN to BSN program and would like to continue with my education after that but I'm not really sure what I'd like to do. Thanks!
    Hello, SweetOldWorld,

    Kaplan and Excelsior have post-grad certificate programs as Life Care Planners:

    Life Care Planning - Certificate Programs from All Nursing Schools

    As I have stated in previous threads, I've utilized certified Life Care Planners as expert witnesses in my medical-legal consulting business.

    Here is an informative link that explains Life Care Planning as seen from the legal stand point of view:

    Life Care Planning - FAQ's

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