What type of education do you have?

  1. Just curious to see how far everyone has gotten and if they're going any further.
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  2. Poll: How far have you advanced your education?

    • LPN

      3.00% 3
    • LPN pursuing RN

      8.00% 8
    • ADN/ASN RN

      12.00% 12
    • RN pursuing BSN or bridging to MSN

      8.00% 8
    • BSN RN

      24.00% 24
    • BSN pursuing MSN

      9.00% 9
    • MSN

      6.00% 6
    • MSN pursing advanced degree

      2.00% 2
    • Still in Nursing School

      27.00% 27
    • PhD, DNP, or other nursing-related doctorate

      1.00% 1
    100 Votes
  3. 24 Comments

  4. by   TheCommuter
    I'm currently an LVN with a diploma of vocational nursing that I earned at a trade school in California. I also have accrued about 38 college credits worth of RN prerequisite classes that I completed at my local community college within the last year. My intention is to earn my RN licensure within the next couple of years.
  5. by   TazziRN
    My education level is not on there, therefore I did not vote.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    RN, ADN want to further my education but I first need to recover from nursing school.
  7. by   mrscurtwkids4
    I just received my BSN May '07. I have thought about continuing on for my master's and concurrently getting my NP certificate, but still haven't really decided as to whether I really want to do it or not. My husband is supportive of it. I think I am wanting to get some experience under my belt first. The hospital I work for will pay for continuing education so long as you get a B or better for graduate courses (C or better for undergraduate courses). I figure I'd not be too smart to take them up on the offer of paying me to get educated further. I think I only have a couple issues with going for my Master's. First would be trying to do the schooling while trying to work. I work night shift and I would imagine that I'd normally be sleeping during the time that the classes would be held. I also hate doing research...and a lot of the curriculum is research..UGH. I'm able to do it, just don't like it Benefits would be furthering my knowledge and opening up other career opportunities that maybe I wouldn't have without the higher degrees. Another plus is giving my four daughters a good role model. They've already watched me go through college for my BSN and I know how very proud they are of me. I feel I'm showing them that it doesn't matter your circumstances...if you set your mind to something, you can do it. So, still up in the air about continuing on for more college or not.
  8. by   Conrad283
    Quote from TazziRN
    My education level is not on there, therefore I did not vote.
    And what degree might that be?
  9. by   missi30
    I have a bachelors and master degree from a previous life. Currently, I'm pursing my LPN and will most likely get my RN BSN. Then I will be be done with school, finally!!!!!!
  10. by   llg
    My educational level wasn't listed, either. I have a PhD in nursing.

    I went the traditional route ... got a BSN at age 22 ... an MSN at age 26 .... and my PhD at age 41.
  11. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Conrad283
    And what degree might that be?

    I have an ADN. It's not listed. It goes from LVN to RN to BSN.
  12. by   jmking
    Just got my LPN in March, and I start my RN in two monthes, plus I already have a BA
  13. by   Conrad283
    The poll has been updated to add the omissions. Sorry about the omission.
  14. by   StressQT23
    I have my Bachelor of Science with Nursing Major, and I graduated in May 2007. As of now I'm still waiting to take the NCLEX, I take it for the third time. I've always struggled with test taking since I was little. (The ACT's were hard for me too.) So why should the NCLEX be any different? But I'm taking a review course and practicing many questions on a CD and on the internet website. So hopefully that helps.

    Stay strong,
    Stacey
  15. by   Indy
    I'm very reluctant to go back to school at this stage in life. I'm nearly 40, new to ICU and in a small hospital where, if I stay a long time, I could do house supervision. I don't really want to do supervision though, the staffing alone is a headache.

    My husband is in school and I will rethink the question in a couple of years when he is out and has a job. Right now I think, if I could live through the chemistry courses, maybe I'll bridge to MSN one day and do education. That's "one day" in the far future.

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