Is it necessary to take Masters?

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    What would be the concrete incentives when you had Masters Degree MAN, compared to those who doesn't have? Undergoing Masters, does this mean that there would be a higher chance of hiring from hospitals?
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    not necessarily. when i finished my mn there were a very large number of mns at the bedside in our metropolitan area, because there weren't enough mn-level jobs for us all and we loved the city. bedside care was fabulous, though.

    mn is usually sought by people who want to practice at some advanced level, teach, do research, or get into management/business/etc., not to do bedside staff nursing. if you are just starting out, you have a looooong way to go before you make that decision.
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    Quote from ARMI_RN
    What would be the concrete incentives when you had Masters Degree MAN, compared to those who doesn't have? Undergoing Masters, does this mean that there would be a higher chance of hiring from hospitals?
    Depending on the position, absolutely not. Most floor nurses do NOT have Masters. What is MAN?? Masters of ???
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    Quote from grntea
    not necessarily. when i finished my mn there were a very large number of mns at the bedside in our metropolitan area, because there weren't enough mn-level jobs for us all and we loved the city. bedside care was fabulous, though.

    mn is usually sought by people who want to practice at some advanced level, teach, do research, or get into management/business/etc., not to do bedside staff nursing. if you are just starting out, you have a looooong way to go before you make that decision.
    thanks so much, i'm so skeptical if i should be taking masters or not. anyway, thanks for enlightening me actually i don't intend to enter teaching or whatsoever.. so i guess for now taking masters isn't in my priorities for now.
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    Quote from xtxrn
    depending on the position, absolutely not. most floor nurses do not have masters. what is man?? masters of ??? :d
    man stands for master of arts in nursing. i think i should be dwelling more in exercising my profession though taking masters would be giving me additional knowledge but i guess for now it is not a part of my priorities. i just thought if ever i had my masters there would be a higher chance of hiring in hospitals.
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    Quote from armi_rn
    man stands for master of arts in nursing. i think i should be dwelling more in exercising my profession though taking masters would be giving me additional knowledge but i guess for now it is not a part of my priorities. i just thought if ever i had my masters there would be a higher chance of hiring in hospitals.

    ok. thanks- thought it was that, but one never knows hospitals take adns with no trouble if working the floor, and in rural areas hospitals do hire non-bsn rns for management positions
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    It's not necessary, of course, but my decision is influenced by my career aspirations. I eventually want to teach, so I envision starting my MSN within the next couple of years. I want to get my education before I hit the 5-year mark as a bedside nurse so that I can teach as adjunct as soon as I'm eligible by "years of experience" standards.
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    I didn't know that an MA existed in nursing. I thought they were all MS.
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    Quote from klone
    i didn't know that an ma existed in nursing. i thought they were all ms.
    maybe you can try to pay a visit in this site for a better understanding between man vs msn http://allnurses.com/philippine-nursing-forum/man-vs-msn-296803.html.. honestly speaking i dunno the exact difference between the 2 because all i knew was both man & msn are like preparatory study - if you want to enter teaching like clinical instructor and more often than not if you want to be a nurse practitioner someday. what i knew was msn has a higher/heavier role i bet.
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    why not MSN? Where are you located?? I read about MSNU offered in Atlanta, Georgia and one other area. It is NLNAC accredited at this university I looked at, but can't figure out why someone would go that route as opposed to the more common MSN. ??


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