Hi. I'm a male attorney with eighteen years experience, my undergrad was in physics and math, and I'm just now applying to nursing schools. I'm primarily interested in BSN programs.
Are there any resources, templates, etc for writing essays for admissions applications? How about for successfully completing interviews?
I'm a little concerned that there may be a "rush to nursing" just as there was a "rush to law", causing an oversaturation in the field? Does anyone think this may actually be the case?
From an employment perspective, would it be better to go on from a BSN to get an MSN or would it be better to try and get a master's in PA Studies? Actually, my plan for getting a BSN revolves mostly around the clinical patient contact hours required by many PA programs.
Jun 17, '12
by Stephalump, RN
Really? I became a CNA in 6 weeks. My husband became an EMT-B in one semester. My best friend (in PA school) became a medical assistant in 2 semesters. I'm not sure how long it would take to become a phlebotomist, but it can't be long. PCAs and Patient Transporters don't necessarily require any training at all. Cheaper, easier, better job market (depending upon where you live, of course), and half the time investment, at least. if you have no desire to be a nurse, I'm not sure why you would choose to throw your money and time down the toilet.
As far as salary, it really depends on job description. I know some poorly paid educators. NPs make about the same as PAs. I have a friend who made the move to informatics who makes more than the average NP. It really depends on the direction you go.
Last edit by Stephalump on Jun 17, '12
Jun 18, '12
by HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD
Last edit by HouTx on Jun 18, '12
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