Quote from katulka
I am torn between going back to school to become an RN or to get an MSW. Does anyone know of any programs that combine the two degrees?
I have a BA in Cultural Studies & Spanish, and would be love to become an RN as fast as possible. Because of my undergraduate majors, I am well-qualified to enter an Masters of Social Work program, but am lacking many prereqs for nursing. It would be great to combine my studies in both areas without having to invest the time and money into two completely separate schools. Google has not yielded any results for me.
Thank you for any direction!
My situation was a little bit similar in that I wanted to go for my MSW and my MSN....in the end I turned down the MSN in order to go for the RN first.
I figure that with the RN there is much, much more job flexibility due to demand.
However there are also other reasons as well, and while I see RNs as being very involved with aspects which are similar to social work I also see a clear and definitive boudary between the two job descriptions. As a nurse you will likely not have time to do the work of a social worker.
However again, when I was applying to my entry program I was also applying to an np entry program, (which takes much longer) and I was told that the entry to np programs really, really are thrilled to take MSWs. So, you really need to weigh which you want to come first, how long your nurse pre-reqs would take and so on.
I don't know which would be best for you, go for the MSW and try to work the pre-reqs at the same time and then go for MSN or go for MSN first and earn a better salary sooner?
Gen-I know, no help