Graduate degrees as entry-level for other healthcare professions - page 8

You all are probably aware that PT requires (or will soon require, can't recall) the masters degree for entry into practice. Pharmacists need the PharmD. Etc., etc. Did any of these other... Read More

  1. by   live4today
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Anyone note the one of the richest, most talented, most accomplished individuals in the world today.......dropped out of college.

    Bill Gates, to whom we owe alot of our ability to carry on this debate online.

    (okay, just had to stir up the masses with that one)
    Carry on.....as Bill Gates would say!
  2. by   Flo1216
    I attend a 3 year diploma program. We go to school M-F from 9-3. I have to say it bothers me that I am attending school for 3 years and not even gettting a degree when I could have gone to a BSN program for an extra year. I simply couldn't afford a BSN program. I plan on continuing with my education and I think all nurses should get their BSN and even their masters, but it would be unrealistic at this point to make a BSN entry level, because of the shortage.
  3. by   live4today
    I hear ya Flo.........It makes me sick to my stomach to think I earned more nursing credit hours than a BSN and graduated with an AAS instead! What college educated fuddy duddy did that to me and my comrades back in the day?

    Oh well......no regrets because this woman has done marvelous things as an AAS/RN. When I worked as a traveling nurse, I earned equal to or more money than those with Masters.......and I always made more than Nurse Managers as a traveling nurse. Contract nursing is the only way to go if you want to make megabucks, nurses!

    In the military hospitals I worked for, I also reached the GS-11 level as an AAS/RN....so don't cha cry no river for this woman.....I DONE GOOD YA'LL!

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