Graduate Nursing Programs in Kansas

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    I have been an RN for 10 years (I have my BSN), and am interested in pursuing my MSN. My main interest is in Leadership/Administration and was wondering if anyone could share their opinions and experiences on graduate programs in Kansas. I have been researching KU, Wichita State University, and Fort Hays State University. Another goal I have is to obtain my MBA, which I realize I will have to obtain separately as none of these school offer a joint degree online. Any information that you can share will be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Actually KU does have a joint degree for a MBA andOrganizational Leadership degree. I was in that program and decided after doing a personal inventory that I did not need a leadership degree to get offered the higher positions unless I was looking at CNO positions. The MBA would be good considering it is a degree that will allow you to step outside of nursing if you need a break.

    For the program at KU you do have to apply to the business school at the same time to be considered for the joint degree program
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    I wonder if KU has changed their program since you attended? When I searched under their Organizational Leadership degree, it only gave information for a joint degree in Health Services Administration.I am curious Mrs_White25, since you decided to leave KU, have you attended another graduate school? What concentration do you think is the best to pursue middle management? Honestly, I am disappointed by the graduate program options in Kansas. They either don't offer the concentration that interests me, or they are not 100% online and require in-class time. I have been looking at other programs out of state now. Thanks for the input!
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    Ran into the same problem with no grad schools offering classes via distance learning so I went looking out of state at UND, UNMC, and others. Still waiting to see if I am going to be accepted this fall for UND's Nurse Educator Program. I gave myself quite the runarounds with not knowing what I wanted to do, so during one year of nursing I worked community health, then went to Med/Surg PT, ER PT, and started teaching also. Teaching finally rang my bell!!! Between tech schools and community college, I couldn't be happier and less stressed, but the ER PT keeps me in reality of the real nursing world.


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