I have been working for a home health agency for the past four years now and have "climbed the ladder" since I was first hired -- started out as a CNA, then was a home care supervisor and now I am the referral relation coordinator. My current responsbilities involve that similar of a nurse liason -- working with facilities, the local hospital, and physicians to market our services and provide communication between offices for referrals. I have been wanting to go back to nursing school for some time now and feel that now is the time to do it. My plan is to get my LPN (quicker and less time out of work) and then attempt an online LPN-BSN online bridge program. In order to go back to school I will need to adjust my work schedule but I cannot afford to not work -- need the income and benefits (have a four month old son!) How do I convince my boss that a clinical background in my position would be beneficial for them? What benefits would this background provide over someone who was a non-clinical liason/marketer?
I plan to submit a proposal to my boss soon outlining my goals and plan for returing to school.