MSN at the bedside - page 2

I've had my MSN (nurse educator) for almost a year now, and while I have been doing some adjunct teaching, my main job, per my personal preference, remains that of a regular bedside staff nurse. ... Read More

  1. by   TexasPediRN
    Thats exactly what I plan on doing..

    I've had my RN for 3 years come May. I have applied for grad school (masters in nursing education) for the upcoming fall semester.

    I have no desire to leave the bedside.

    However, my job completely pays for my MSN given that I work for them for 2 years after I last take a reimbursement check.

    Thats a great deal that I cannot pass up. While I dont necessary want to teach full time now, I can get the degree while im younger, no kids (just a hubby and a dog), and I think it will be easier for me to obtain it now.
  2. by   Otessa
    I believe an education opens you up to opportunities that may come in the future. If you see a job with BSN or MSN preferred or required you will be able to "go for it!"
  3. by   Otessa
    Most schools don't require you to continue to work at the bedside if you teach (at least not in the past 3 states where I lived) but it IS beneficial.
  4. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    as someone who's been on staff with someone of your background and education, i must say that i value having such a person working with me. any newer nurse (or even not so newer nurse) should value you as a resource. i don't mean that anyone should assume that's what you are there for, but i know that when "jane" worked with me, she could answer questions when she had time, and give me answers i could understand!
    i think you should continue what you are doing. i wish you worked with me!
    - jess
  5. by   dianacs
    Thank you all for your encouraging replies. My work at the bedside means a lot to me. And it is nice to have other options open to me if I choose.