Difference of MAN and MSN

  1. Im intending to do my Master's degree because eventually i wanted to teach and a clinician in Pinas but im a bit confused between Master of Arts and Masters in Science ? Can anyone please tell me the difference between the two or any idea ? Thanks!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    The difference is with clinical hours, usually. At least if you are comparing the MAN degree in the Philippines with the MSN in the US. Depends on where you plan to work, if the goal is the US, you will need to complete additional hours to get the equivalent of the MSN for where it is needed. In the US, it is also needed for Advanced Practice Nursing, as well as Clinical Specialist roles. And most programs for teaching want to see the MSN.
  4. by   milkshake_rn
    hi suzanne! do you recommend studying MAN here in the philippines? will it be credited in the US? i already have 6 units in MAN but i stopped because i think it will not benefit me if i continue studying here. i'm planning to take MSN when i get there. so i prefer to spend the money in taking nclex instead? is it right? hope you can help me. thank you.
  5. by   suzanne4
    If your goal is to work in the US, you may as well wait and complete the degree over here. You are going to complete additional hours to get the MSN degree here, and all schools require that you have so many hours that you attended there before they will grant you a degree, so you will be having to do more than the needed few classes.

    I would focus on the NCLEX exam, without that being passed, there is not one thing that you can do with working in the US.
  6. by   milkshake_rn
    Quote from suzanne4
    If your goal is to work in the US, you may as well wait and complete the degree over here. You are going to complete additional hours to get the MSN degree here, and all schools require that you have so many hours that you attended there before they will grant you a degree, so you will be having to do more than the needed few classes.

    I would focus on the NCLEX exam, without that being passed, there is not one thing that you can do with working in the US.

    thank you suzanne! :>
  7. by   TEACH SAGAINNE
    Quote from suzanne4
    The difference is with clinical hours, usually. At least if you are comparing the MAN degree in the Philippines with the MSN in the US. Depends on where you plan to work, if the goal is the US, you will need to complete additional hours to get the equivalent of the MSN for where it is needed. In the US, it is also needed for Advanced Practice Nursing, as well as Clinical Specialist roles. And most programs for teaching want to see the MSN.
    hi suzanne!
    thanks a lot for the reply! if that's the case , will it be possible if i take the MSN thru distance study? What schools that would offer the MSN? im here in Dublin at the moment. thanks again!
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from TEACH SAGAINNE
    hi suzanne!
    thanks a lot for the reply! if that's the case , will it be possible if i take the MSN thru distance study? What schools that would offer the MSN? im here in Dublin at the moment. thanks again!
    You still need to get clinical hours in, so getting the training done completely out of the US is going to be very hard to complete.

    University of Phoenix has an excellent program, and they offer the MSN. I know for a fact that you can complete their graduate business degrees out of the country, but even with those, you still need to go to the US periodically for on-campus reviews. Not sure of their set-up with the MSN program. Best bet is to contact them directly.

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