I've been in nursing for 2 yrs; mostly in peds home care and 7 months of ED experience. I was recently offered a hospital job in Peds unit but after 2 days I quit. I'm not cut out to work at hospitals and I don't see myself doing bedside for long either. I have a BSN and a BS in Biology (I was a lab tech and cosmetic chemist) and now considering getting an MBA in Healthcare and Life Sciences but I don't know what an MBA can offer me.
Any advice; I would truly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I do understand where Tewdles is coming from. I think the best managers are the ones who worked in the 'trenches' on their way up. They have worked all sides of the fence before climbing the ladder and as a result they have more understanding, knowledge, and compassion for the staff that they are in charge of.
Having said that, I don't really have any idea what these advanced degrees will do for you. I do know that the job cuts that I've seen in my area are just those type of administrative/management jobs, especially in the hospitals. The problem is that these nurses were used to the higher salaries they got and expected the same at entry level positions in jobs that they were applying for but for which they had no experience. I interviewed quite a few of the after major layoffs at 2 hospitals in my area. I had 2 good Case Manager positions open at my agency, (where there is ample opportunity to advance) but they weren't willing to start at the bottom and move their way up. They wanted my job and the District Manager's job but had no home care experience.
Maybe someone on this forum that has this degree can help you. Just throwing in my 2 cents.
Last edit by Kyasi on Feb 5, '11
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