I am a BSN and I have worked in a non-traditional nursing field for 13 years. I work in a private cardiac practice. While I LOVE my job, I have always wanted to go further. In my BSN program, I always envisioned myself in an education role...but I started this job, worked VERY hard for it, received my national certification in it...and, I already DO teach my patients, a lot. My current workplace is 'owned' by a large hospital nearby, so there are advanced role positions there. I am currently enrolled in a nearby MSN program, have tried to do classes in the past but they never have worked with my schedule. Now most of the classes have gone online so it's do-able.
Since I am a hyper-competitive person I feel the constant drive to go further, obtain more. I've gone as far as I truly can, in the job I'm already in. I cannot go any further up our ladder because I have no leadership experience. I am the only BSN in the practice, there are no MSNs here. So with the MSN I could stay put, but I would continue to do my current job.
I really would love to teach in one of the community colleges nearby. there are four within driving distance, and since my hubby teaches, it would be great to be on a similar schedule! However, i'm realistic too and I know that a lot of education people don't find jobs in the classroom. What would my options be with a MSN in nsg education? thanks!