Advancing Degrees

  1. Hello, I am a MSN nurse who currently functions in a clinical outcomes RN role at my facility. I am looking to further advance my degree with an end goal to become nurse faculty at a school of nursing. My question becomes, what would be the best degree to pursue to become a nurse faculty member and why?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Well, if you already hold the MSN, the only option to further your degree would be a doctorate. In the schools in my area, only those holding a doctorate are eligible for tenure.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to post grad student forum
  5. by   llg
    The obvious answer is "doctorate" -- with the only real question of whether you want a DNP or PhD. Given your stated goals as getting an academic job, and your likelihood of having a research career, I'd say a that a PhD sounds most suited to you.

    What other options were you considering?