Thinking of getting a masters degree

  1. Hi, i am thinking of getting my masters degree. any tips on what to expect?
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  3. by   dave787
    getting a master degree is a good move. but you must be ready for another years. a lot of god school offers masteral program but this good schols usualy requires you that you already have experince in hospital. there are 2 program for masterla the non thesis and the thesis program.
  4. by   lamplighter
    Quote from dave23
    getting a master degree is a good move. but you must be ready for another years. a lot of god school offers masteral program but this good schols usualy requires you that you already have experince in hospital. there are 2 program for masterla the non thesis and the thesis program.
    aside from the requirement 'thesis" what are the difference between the two? the status, the level...etc...?
  5. by   w_padre
    Quote from iamchyna
    Hi, i am thinking of getting my masters degree. any tips on what to expect?
    if you're planning to stay in the Phil, then go for it. Phil MAN or Phil MSN is not recognized in the US. you still have to take the major subjects for you to pass their criteria.
  6. by   akoitoh
    hi,,Im planning to stay first and work here in Phil and it's also one of my choices to take some units of masteral, is it ok even im lack of hospital experience?
  7. by   iamchyna
    i was afraid of that...I think maybe I may have to postpone my plans for now. Thank you for your thoughts on the matter...
  8. by   w_padre
    Quote from akoitoh
    hi,,Im planning to stay first and work here in Phil and it's also one of my choices to take some units of masteral, is it ok even im lack of hospital experience?
    of course you can have your master's even without hospital experience.

    here's the program:

    PROGRAM OF THE STUDY The M.A.(Nursing) degree requires completion of thirty-six(36) units, thirty(30) units of which are credited to academic courses and six (6) units for the thesis. Except for N-241,N-242, & N-243 and some cognates, academic courses generally carry a 3-unit load.
    A full-time student enrolls in 12 units of academic work per semester and is given a maximum of five years within which to finish all 36 units of academics and the thesis, including passing the Comprehensive Examinations. The courses are classified as follows:

    CORE COURSES. Completion of 12 units (all 4 courses) is required of all master's students.
    N-204 Advanced Pathophysiology N-207 Theoretical Foundatoins of Nursing N-298 Sattistical Methods Applied to Nursing N-299 Research Methods of Nursing MAJOR COURSES. The master's student is required to enroll in all the courses (12 units) of one's chosen field of specialization.
    Maternal and Child Nursing
    N-230 Primary Care of Women N-231 Parental Nursing N-232 Nursing Care of Children N-219.4 Intensive Experience in Maternal & Child Nursing Nursing Administration
    N-240 Nursing Administration I N-241 Nursing Administration II N-242 Nursing Administration III N-243 Nursing Administration IV N-219.3 Intensive Experience in Nursing Administration Community Health Nursing
    N-250 Family Health Nursing N-251 Advanced Community Health Nursing N-252 Seminar in Community Health Nursing N-219.5 Intensive Experience in Community Health Nursing Adulth Health Nursing
    N-260 Advanced Adult Health Nursing N-261 Nursing Care in Cardiovascular Conditions N-262 Oncology Nursing N-219.6 Intensive Experience in Adult Health Nursing Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing
    N-270 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Interventions I N-271 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Interventions II N-272 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Interventions III N-219.7 Intensive Experience in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing School Health Nursing
    N-280 School Health Nursing I N-281 School Health Nursing II N-282 School Health Nursing III N-219.8 Intensive Experience in School Health Nursing ELECTIVE/COGNATE COURSES. The master's student is required to complete 6 units (2-3 courses) of elective/cognate courses. Elective maybe those other than one's major field of specialization (e.g., a Community Health Nursing student can take a Maternal and Child Nursing Course as an elective). Or, it may be specifically any of the following:
    N-210 Seminar in Nursing N-211 Community Mental Health N-220 Behavioral Perspectives in Health N-221 Nursing in Chronic Diseases and Conditions N-222 Organization and Administration of Schools of Nursing N-223 Ecology, Health and Illness N-224 Change Determinants in Health-Related Behavior N-225 Comparative Health Care Systems N-226 Curriculum Planning in Nursing N-227 Teaching Nursing N-228 Practicum in Clinical Teaching N-229 Organization andn Administration of Schools of Nursing COGNATES are those courses which are offered by such related disciplines as Anthropology, Education, Psychology, Public Health, Social Works or Sociology.
    Dissertation (N-400) Twelve units of study done as a final phase of the program. It involves a high level of analytical and research competence. Presentation of the proposal and defense of the findings of the study are required.
    N-400 may be enrolled in after the student has successfully passed the Comprehensive Examinations.
  9. by   great_jaspah
    Quote from w_padre
    if you're planning to stay in the Phil, then go for it. Phil MAN or Phil MSN is not recognized in the US. you still have to take the major subjects for you to pass their criteria.
    what do you mean it is not recognized in the US? how long does it take for an MAN/MSN to finish in the states?
  10. by   akoitoh
    Quote from w_padre
    of course you can have your master's even without hospital experience.

    here's the program:

    PROGRAM OF THE STUDY The M.A.(Nursing) degree requires completion of thirty-six(36) units, thirty(30) units of which are credited to academic courses and six (6) units for the thesis. Except for N-241,N-242, & N-243 and some cognates, academic courses generally carry a 3-unit load.
    A full-time student enrolls in 12 units of academic work per semester and is given a maximum of five years within which to finish all 36 units of academics and the thesis, including passing the Comprehensive Examinations. The courses are classified as follows:

    CORE COURSES. Completion of 12 units (all 4 courses) is required of all master's students.
    N-204 Advanced Pathophysiology N-207 Theoretical Foundatoins of Nursing N-298 Sattistical Methods Applied to Nursing N-299 Research Methods of Nursing MAJOR COURSES. The master's student is required to enroll in all the courses (12 units) of one's chosen field of specialization.
    Maternal and Child Nursing
    N-230 Primary Care of Women N-231 Parental Nursing N-232 Nursing Care of Children N-219.4 Intensive Experience in Maternal & Child Nursing Nursing Administration
    N-240 Nursing Administration I N-241 Nursing Administration II N-242 Nursing Administration III N-243 Nursing Administration IV N-219.3 Intensive Experience in Nursing Administration Community Health Nursing
    N-250 Family Health Nursing N-251 Advanced Community Health Nursing N-252 Seminar in Community Health Nursing N-219.5 Intensive Experience in Community Health Nursing Adulth Health Nursing
    N-260 Advanced Adult Health Nursing N-261 Nursing Care in Cardiovascular Conditions N-262 Oncology Nursing N-219.6 Intensive Experience in Adult Health Nursing Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing
    N-270 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Interventions I N-271 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Interventions II N-272 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Interventions III N-219.7 Intensive Experience in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing School Health Nursing
    N-280 School Health Nursing I N-281 School Health Nursing II N-282 School Health Nursing III N-219.8 Intensive Experience in School Health Nursing ELECTIVE/COGNATE COURSES. The master's student is required to complete 6 units (2-3 courses) of elective/cognate courses. Elective maybe those other than one's major field of specialization (e.g., a Community Health Nursing student can take a Maternal and Child Nursing Course as an elective). Or, it may be specifically any of the following:
    N-210 Seminar in Nursing N-211 Community Mental Health N-220 Behavioral Perspectives in Health N-221 Nursing in Chronic Diseases and Conditions N-222 Organization and Administration of Schools of Nursing N-223 Ecology, Health and Illness N-224 Change Determinants in Health-Related Behavior N-225 Comparative Health Care Systems N-226 Curriculum Planning in Nursing N-227 Teaching Nursing N-228 Practicum in Clinical Teaching N-229 Organization andn Administration of Schools of Nursing COGNATES are those courses which are offered by such related disciplines as Anthropology, Education, Psychology, Public Health, Social Works or Sociology.
    Dissertation (N-400) Twelve units of study done as a final phase of the program. It involves a high level of analytical and research competence. Presentation of the proposal and defense of the findings of the study are required.
    N-400 may be enrolled in after the student has successfully passed the Comprehensive Examinations.

    Thank you so much...
    do you know any school that have this kind of program? because some known school need a 1 year experience in hospital...
  11. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from great_jaspah
    what do you mean it is not recognized in the us? how long does it take for an man/msn to finish in the states?
    the master's degree in the philippines is not recognized here in the usa, but it will considered as a generic master's degree. depending on what nursing specially you want to get in, that will dictate how many more credits you need to take. for example, you want to be a fnp, aprn, you need a specialty, and more courses for that. which means, you need to have a clinical practice before you even graduate..it is not an easy class, graduate's degree is expensive. and even here in the us, it is advisable that a nurse should have at least 2 years or more of work experience before getting in the msn program. if you want to know more, you can surf the websites for colleges, universities in the usa that offers msn program.

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