Why didn't you guys get your doctors degree?
I mean I see a lot of people on here complaining about the work load and stress and politics and what not. Oh yeah and the salary. I just don't really see why not, ya know? I mean a BSN program is 4 years. Medical is five. Like, lets look at the difference here.
4 year BSN grad ... making maybe what? 40-50-60-70 grand a year?
5 years down the road... they're probably still working as an RN, maybe they went into a specialty... topping of at 100k a year.
Now, a doctor after 5 years of medical school does residency, 50-60 a year... but then a couple years down the road they're making 200-300$ a year, and they're the DOCTOR. Thats some politics right there.
I don't know, maybe I'm talking out of my awss but, I'm just wondering what your personal reason is for not continuing your education. That sounds dick-ish... sorry :P
it's not about the money. also, as others have stated, you have to get your bachelors degree first then continue on with a few years of med school, then residency, then chief, then fellowship. also, medicine and nursing are different. nurses are patient advocates. we actually get to know our patients and they greatly appreciate what we do. i would rather be a nurse and work 3 days a week for 45k than be a physician working 5 days a week, getting calls in the middle of the night, etc...
Last edit by SNIXRN on Jul 31, '11