RN with MBA, has anyone done this?

  1. 0 what are some job positions for someonewith a nursing degree and an MBA? share you experience.
    Last edit by holdensjane on Aug 28, '07
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  4. Visit  suzanne4} profile page
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    The sky is the limit, have had my MBA for over 20 years.
  5. Visit  vivicaq} profile page
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    I am planning on doing a MBA/healthcare management. I spoke with a few people who discouraged me from specializing too much so MBA is a good way to go
  6. Visit  coolvibesRN} profile page
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    Quote from kaeky
    what are some job positions for someonewith a nursing degree and an MBA? share you experience.
    My nurse manager has a MBA, and she wants to go for msn. So i guess management jobs
  7. Visit  woody62} profile page
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    I did a MS/MBA. M.S. was in hospital administration. I go two excellent jobs in New York, then I moved to Florida. I interviewed for several positions in hospital administration but was told I lack sufficent experience. And that I should apply for a position in nursing management, since I had a B.S.N.. Look in the area you mean to work in, as to the type of education and experience that is necessary.

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  8. Visit  vivicaq} profile page
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    I don't understand why your manger would wanna go for a MSN if she has an MBA. An MBA(Masters in buisness adminstration) affords you more mangerial opportunities without limiting you to nursing or healthcare. An MSN is a good thing to have if you plan of growing within the nursing field. I dont see too many MSN holders running major companies but i see alot of MBA holder in a variety of management positions. Most MSN nurses either work as floor nurses, Nursing education, public health nurses or own thier own nursing buisness. But MBA holders do it all except teach nursing unless they have a bachelors in nursing.
  9. Visit  vivicaq} profile page
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    Please explain to them the pros and cons of an MBA. I am already biased and will not do an MSN
  10. Visit  zenman} profile page
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    Quote from vivicaq
    Please explain to them the pros and cons of an MBA. I am already biased and will not do an MSN
    I have both...MSN and MBA and prefer the MBA as it allows for more opportunities, not only in nursing. When I retire south of the border, for example, my MSN will not mean much, but with an MBA, I'll be more successful operating my bar, running guns, getting illegals across the border, etc..
  11. Visit  alkaleidi} profile page
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    Quote from suzanne4
    The sky is the limit, have had my MBA for over 20 years.
    I agree with suzanne4 -- I am an RN trying to decide on what sort of graduate program I want to pursue and this is one option I'm looking at. My boyfriend's mom is an RN with her MBA and is director of operations for a large hospital (whatever that title means!) -- from what I have come to learn, the sky really is the limit.
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    Quote from zenman
    I have both...MSN and MBA and prefer the MBA as it allows for more opportunities, not only in nursing. When I retire south of the border, for example, my MSN will not mean much, but with an MBA, I'll be more successful operating my bar, running guns, getting illegals across the border, etc..
  13. Visit  pwrcple} profile page
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    I currently hold an MBA w/ a concentration in Healthcare Administration and will be pursuing a BSN (via an accelerated nursing program). I plan on starting out doing beside nursing but I hope to quickly move to the managerial side of healthcare. Most administrative positions in healthcare require the advanced degree AND clinical experience.
    Last edit by pwrcple on Aug 29, '07
  14. Visit  holdensjane} profile page
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    how much clinical experience is necessary and is it usually supposed to be in one area? are there jobs you can get with an MSN that you can't with an MBA
  15. Visit  K98} profile page
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    Quote from zenman
    I have both...MSN and MBA and prefer the MBA as it allows for more opportunities, not only in nursing. When I retire south of the border, for example, my MSN will not mean much, but with an MBA, I'll be more successful operating my bar, running guns, getting illegals across the border, etc..
    Zenman for president



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