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. Some people think this is odd--that because I have a master's, I "should" be teaching full-time or whatever it is people with a graduate degree do. But I like my job: I work with a great group of people, a unique patient population, and I feel like I'm just hitting my stride clinically (have been an RN for just over 3 years now). I should also point out that I have recently returned to school for my doctorate, and my place of employment has been very supportive and flexible with scheduling. I want
to stay where I'm at.
(It bugs me, though, that my place of employment does not offer a differential for MSNs --though there is a BSN differential-- nor for CCRN, which I also have. However, I am participating in a couple of special projects at work. So there is some "official" recognition, I guess.)
Are there any other MSN nurses choosing to work at the bedside?