I'm currently a nurse working with my BSN at the bedside. I'm in grad school and wanted to complete my MSN in education. But after lots of thought, I decided against that area of study. I'm now in the Executive MSN or Administration tracks(both are very similar and I have a semester to narrow down which one will be my focus). My question/dilemma is this. I have been a nurse for just under 1 year..would many places consider hiring an adminstrator/director who has less than 2-3 years of experience? Also, would managers/clinical directors hire a staff nurse with certifications in med/surg and gerontology, and a MSN in administration(or executive MSN) who wants to work at the bedside? Would you wonder why someone with such a degree and certifications would want to work at the bedside? Or would it be acceptable to you provided that's the choice of the nurse? I like working at the bedside, but I want my MSN in administration. I just don't want to shoot myself in the foot.