How Far do you want to go in your Nursing Education? - page 3

Hey folks, so i thought id get some opinions and viewpoints of people and their educational goals here? who wants to go all the way and get their DNP/Ph.D in nursing? My plan is to go all the... Read More

  1. Visit  medic9872} profile page
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    I'm currently a paramedic and will be starting a medic-to-rn bridge program in October. I started in the medical field as a unit secretary and went to emt school while working ft. Then did paramedic school while working ft. And I'll be doing nursing school while working ft. I am planning to do the rn-bsn program soon after I finish this program. And I'd love to get my masters, but honestly I need a break. It's exhausting working ft and going to school and raising kids and all.

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  3. Visit  CapeCodDreamer} profile page
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    Quote from abiklags
    I graduated with my ADN in May, starting my RB-BSN program monday. I'm getting the BSN b/c many hospitals in the area are either Magnet status or going there

    If I ever went for a MSN, it would most likely be in education because I a) will not be a CNM or CNS or CRNA or NP; working in that capacity is not calling my name and b) I love teaching and the satisfaction of seeing another person understand and comprehend new information is amazing. but thats a pipeline dream that is really not on the horizon right now. Right now my goal is to start (and finish) my BSN and get a job but not necessarily in that order
    Took the words out of my mouth! I'll be starting my ADN soon with plans to do either an ADN-BSN (and then pursue my Master's) or ADN-MSN program. Eventually, I want to go into teaching, too.
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  4. Visit  SopranoKris} profile page
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    I was originally going to pursue an NP, but now I'm seriously considering becoming a P.A.
  5. Visit  CordaeP} profile page
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    I am hoping that I can make it far enough to get my BSN. I just want a job that I love and be able to provide for my family. I do not want to go so that all I end up doing is working, and not having anytime for my family.
  6. Visit  stratus93} profile page
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    Just ASN, Im hoping to work in the Prison system and just working for a number of years. I also hope to join the National Guard with my ASN.
  7. Visit  citylights89} profile page
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    Quote from carakristin1
    I'm not sure I want to get *quite* to my DNP, but I definitely want to keep going and at least get a Masters/some advanced education.

    I personally hope to follow this career trajectory: Get my ADN. Work in the ER/pediatric ER for a while, become a SAFE nurse or something akin. Work toward my BSN somewhere during that time. Once I get that, pursue the additional certification/education I need to become a forensic nurse (I'm having trouble finding specific information about how to do this).

    Any other forensic nurse hopefuls out there?
    Yeah, I want to be a forensic nurse too, but not sure how to go about that! I know it doesn't exactly involve crime scenes, per se, more like rape victims and stuff. I watch too much Law and Order: SVU and read too many murder novels to not pursue this.
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  8. Visit  CLoGreenEyes} profile page
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    Quote from citylights89
    Yeah, I want to be a forensic nurse too, but not sure how to go about that! I know it doesn't exactly involve crime scenes, per se, more like rape victims and stuff. I watch too much Law and Order: SVU and read too many murder novels to not pursue this.
    Hahahahahaha, so true! For me it's Criminal Minds and the Stephanie Plum books.

    I'll let you know if I find more information about it! There are a couple websites I've found, and there's one university near me with a forensic nursing program, but not a whole lot else. Hold on a sec. *Goes to find websites*

    http://www.theforensicnurse.com/fore...ingdefined.cfm
    http://www.iafn.org/
    http://www.uic.edu/nursing/forensics/FAQ.shtml

    These all give a pretty good overview, but I just wish there was more information about a day in the life, etc., know what I mean?
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  9. Visit  Stephalump} profile page
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    One of my friends is a forensic nurse. Basically, she became one because that was the only job she could get after gradation. She works at a prison hospital in a psych unit that's responsible for getting inmates mentally fit for trial.

    After she has a few years of experience, I think she'd like to move into the ER doing forensic stuff.
  10. Visit  amliddell} profile page
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    I'm currently working as ER nurse with my diploma in nursing and associates in science.. planning to start a RN-BSN program this fall. Mean while getting any certifications along the way.. (ACLS, PALS, NRP, ECRN, TNCC, ABLS) and currently studying for my CEN. There are several others classes I'd love to take. I get bored easy and always looking to learning something new.
  11. Visit  CLoGreenEyes} profile page
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    Interesting post, Steph. Was it hard for her to get used to working in that environment? I feel like I'd have to be wayyyyy more assertive than I am now to work with inmates.
  12. Visit  melc0305} profile page
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    I will be 42 when I complete school with a BSN (2nd degree). I feel I've had enough school for a lifetime! Never say never, but I think I will just want to work at that point. I will need to pay off my debt and make sure I'm making money to send my kids to college.
  13. Visit  kbellows} profile page
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    I am working on my ADN right now, I would like to get my Masters eventually to be a CRNA. However, right now I just want to get through nursing school! ( I start my first semester Wednesday!)
  14. Visit  abiklags} profile page
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    Quote from CapeCodDreamer
    Took the words out of my mouth! I'll be starting my ADN soon with plans to do either an ADN-BSN (and then pursue my Master's) or ADN-MSN program. Eventually, I want to go into teaching, too.
    another teacher! if you decide to go into teaching, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have some bedside experience. war stories are the best

    good luck on the ADN! I start my first semester of my RN-BSN today


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