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What can I do with my BSN?

  1. 0 I am expecting to graduate from Winston-Salem State University next month with my BSN. I have been a nurse for 20 years now and thought it was time to get my BSN. I have been attending online now since January of 2010. Now, I am really stumped about what I want to do with it.

    It appears to me that ADN and BSN prepared nurses make essentially the same pay...or at least that is my experience. But now that I have it (almost), I am wondering what else I can do with it or should I go even further? MSN or further is not in the cards for me as I cannot complete those online.

    But I am wondering if I should consider something along the lines of Healthcare Management? If I do that, what are the opportunities for me?

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. Visit  Tait profile page
    #1 0
    Well perhaps you can't complete the MSN online with your school, but there are plenty of wonderful online MSN programs out there. I know that many health systems require an MSN for management now as well. Is there a particular reason why you do not feel you can do the MSN online?

    I ask because I just completed my MSN-Ed online through Grand Canyon University. They have several options for paths including CNS, Healthcare Management, and Cappella is offering an online DNP program.
  4. Visit  ProfRN4 profile page
    #2 0
    Congratulations (almost) on your BSN! It's interesting to see a thread like this, someone asking what will they do with their BSN. But now, I get it. After 20 years, you should be entitled to more opportunities. I really hope there are employers out there who agree with you.

    What about something in homecare (like a coordinator), or in-house discharge planning or case management? Or an assistant manager/supervisor position (if that's something that interests you)?