Any RNs out there who have pursued or even thought about graduate education in a medical science? I can't be the only one. I am finishing up (research defense this semester, all coursework completed last fall) a graduate degree in Pathology from a local medical center. Graduated BSN in 94.
Jan 7, '03
wow, what does that mean? What kind of job will you be doing? Sounds pretty important. Best of luck, I am impressed.
Jan 11, '03
The path you have chosen to follow is The Road Less Traveled for most of us. But I must admit, the journey sounds intriguing.
I spend a considerable amount of my free time exploring the "nature of the beast", or should I say ,"the cause of the health problem".
I am curious.....and I would like to hear your story.
"...ask a question...and be a fool for the moment, or never ask a question...and remain a fool forever."
Jan 11, '03
I have been working for lawyers for almost 5 years, reviewing, interpreting medical records (1/3 cases are medical malpractice). I was in my 1st semester in nursing grad school. The attorneys asked if I was going to learn anymore about disease process/trauma and whether this new knowledge would be coming from a nursing or medical perspective. In other words, who would be teaching me...nurses or doctors? The next day I dropped out of the nursing program and applied to the Graduate Pathology Program. I finished all course work last fall. All my profs were M.D.s (mostly pathologists but not all). Even Graduate Biochemistry was taught by M.D. with a PhD in Biochem. Thesis research has been with a pathologist and a neurologist. Had classes in 2nd year med school, 4th year dental school (oral pathology, forensic odontology), with residents, and graduate students from many other disciplines. Downside....did not learn anymore about nursing science... What has this done for my career?... come back in 6 months...
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