Advice Please- MSN, no specialty? - page 2
Hello all! First post, long time lurker. I am currently dying to start graduate school. Problem is I'm not quite sure what I want to be when I grow up, so I decided I'd just earn an MSN and not... Read More
0Sep 6, '12 by UVA Grad NursingI am also one for waiting to determine what you want to do.
Financial aid regulations have changed in recent years, and prioritize those enrolled in degree programs (MSN, DNP, PHD). This includes scholarships, fellowships and loans. While you could always go for a generalist MSN now and a post-masters certificate later, you should not expect any scholarships or Stafford loans for that post-masters certificate since it is not an academic degree.
Of course, if you have the personal savings to pay the full price for a post-masters specialty certification than Go For It! But not everyone can self-pay.
0Sep 6, '12 by Sakura_blossomCheck out DePaul's MENP program. It doesn't have the CNL focus, and doesn't require you to specialize. What I do like about it though is that it does incorporate core courses for advanced practical nursing (but it's general), so should you choose your specialty later on, you will be a step ahead.
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