I am trying to make a decision and I think there are so many wise souls in this forum that maybe you can all help me.
I have an ADN and work full-time (3 days a week) on a med-surg floor. I went to an information meeting last night held by a college offering RN to MSN programs. I easily qualify for entrance,and as my hospital will pay up to $3,000 a year tuition reimbursement, money is not really an obstacle.
My question is: Is it worth it?
I would like to go into Medical Admin (don't kill me...I want to make our lives as nurses better!
) I would go to class only one day a week after a couple of liberal arts classes I need. Along the way to this MSN I would obtain a BSN as part of the program. I was told it would take approx 4 years to finish, going year-round.
My Hubby is against it mainly because he thinks it is too much committment for too small return. AND, lest I forget to mention, I am 49 years old. He keeps saying, "Don't you remember how tough nursing school
was?" (I just graduated in 1999.) I think he thinks I have "Degree Envy".
What do you guys think??? Is it worth it, or am I just crazy?:roll I do love school....if I was a rich person, I would not work at all....just keep taking classes!! (Hmmmm... maybe I *AM* crazy!):imbar