I have a BA & MA in Liberal Arts (not remotely science related), just earned an AAS Nursing Dec 2011, hoping to take NCLEX in Feb/March 2012. Obviously, this is a second (third?) career.
Question: Do I list the MA on my resume or job applications?
Pro: It shows I am educated and not afraid of the work it takes to earn these degrees. I'm planning on earning at least
an MSN once I get going as an RN. The MA has given me a broad base of knowledge that has really enhanced my ability to relate to a wide range of patients - but that's a bit wordy to go in a CV!
Cons: The MA might make it seem irrelevant to a nursing job, or perhaps a recruiter/hiring nurse will interpret that as a sign of someone being indecisive or erratic. Also, many online job sites ask you to indicate the highest level of education you've achieved. But when I enter "Master's", I start getting hits for MSN/NP/MUCH higher level jobs than I'm qualified for/interested in, and I definitely do not want to mislead an employer.
Thanks in advance!