MSN vs Masters in Health Sciences

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    Is there much of a difference in the type of nursing job you can get with these two or are they basically the same?

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    For the degree I have you can pick a tract you want to study. Mine was nutrition. I just love that field so it was very interesting and wow I learned alot. Another nursing degree did not interest me at all. I had a very difficult time finding a school that would accept my 80 hours I had done already. Heck Ohio University said they would not even honor my associate degree and I would have to take 60 hours to replace it! Needless to say I kept searching. I did distance education. My hubby Masters is a business major.

    renerian
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    just wondered if at this time, anyone else had any thoughts about this question.................
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    I am surprised more people did not comment about this. Maybe no one saw it.

    renerian
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    anyone else have opinions-please?
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    I have been researching a great deal on this subject. Do I go for the MSN or the MHCA? (masters healthcare administration) I really want an MSN because I would like to be able to teach. MHCA is wonderful for business nurses. I found a dual degree MSN/MHCA 60 credits through St. Josephs College Maine (distance education). Still undecided because I am undecided on my career path. Alot of nurses think MSN is useless. That all depends on where you want to go. With most jobs I've seen they don't care what your Masters is in so go for something that you are actually going to enjoy. Good Luck.
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    Unless you plan on eventually being a nurse practitioner, I would go with the Helath Sciences. I actually have an MBA and have found it much more beneficial to me than a MSN. Now seriously thinking of going back for a Doctorate in Education or possibly in business. Trying to find which will work better with my school.

    Hope that this helps.................
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    Its up to you. My wife is a clinical nurse specialist and has a MSc in Nursing Practice. She specialising in Mens cancer.
    Me, im a RMN so i decided to do the Msc in Health Management, as Psych is much less specialism inclined.
    Horses for courses as we say in blighty.
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    I'm doing an MSN with a concentration in leadership and management. I can teach, be an educator, unit manager,etc.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Unless you plan on eventually being a nurse practitioner, I would go with the Helath Sciences. I actually have an MBA and have found it much more beneficial to me than a MSN. Now seriously thinking of going back for a Doctorate in Education or possibly in business. Trying to find which will work better with my school.

    Hope that this helps.................
    Hello! I am currently attending classes for my MBA which has an emphasis on health care administration. I was wondering what you were doing career-wise with your MBA degree. Thank you!


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