MSN or PhD?!?!? - page 2
by blkdawn 1,458 Views | 12 Comments
I already have a Bachelor's in Sociology and a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology). I am currently pursuing an ADN. If I pursue the MSN, I have to wait a year and at the end of two years after that (total 3 years), I'll be... Read More
- 0May 26, '04 by maggiechanI am in kind of a similar situation. I have just graduated from an ADN program and have a prior advanced degree. The thing I see about nursing is that it seems to be imperative to have knowledge from the ground up. Your ADN will train you up to be a great acute care nurse; probably more focussed towards this than the BSN. The BSN seems to incorporate more management and community health training. I didn't know this prior to starting the ADN, but I'm very glad to have made the choice I did. If you are more interested in clinical vs. managerial or administrative nursing, ADN is great, and you can progress to the MSN, without a BSN. MSN opens many doors to you. I firmly believe that it's better to have some time on the floor before doing MSN. I'm sure this is the best preparation for upper level clinicians, even if it's only 1-2 years (on the floor). I'm heading in that direction too and I will know more once I'm full-time on the floor... from July, and looking forward to it :stone .
- 0May 27, '04 by Havin' A Party!Quote from blkdawnYou absolutely made the right decision.... ADN program is 15 months long and the BSN program is a full two years...Besides, the ADN program offered a night/weekend option and the BSN's around here didn't. I'm not willing to give up my day job to go to school full-time. The BSN also costs more per credit. I also had a really hard time going back for a Bachelor's degree when I already hold a Masters...