I am trying what career path to take now that I have reentered nursing, and if there is anyone who can relate experiences that may help me decide. I have my BSN circa 1977, now work CCU after a 20 year absence. I was previously self-employed and had about 16 employees, so I have a lot of managerial experience.
I need to decide if it is best just to sit tight and be a 48yo male staff nurse and feel totally unfulfilled or if pursuing a graduate degree in Health Care Administration or a dual MSN/HCAD, MSN/MBA has any real benefit in salary over the next 15 years. I would like to do anesthesia, but we all do, so I must be realistic in what I can accomplish at this stage in my life. At 48, I think I may have too many miles to be accepted to anesthesia, but the HCAD and MBA I can do part time in as little as 2 years. Also, I would probably have to work some going to school and all CRNA's I have talked to say this is a no no. So if you were in my shoes what would you do?