Roadmap to Mental Health Nursing??

  1. I graduated with a BS in Health Management in 1998. After 8 years of business experience in the health insurance industry, I am looking to obtain a masters in Phsyciatric Mental Health Nursing. I am looking for feedback as to how I accomplish this goal. I can not afford to quit my job as I have children to support. So if anyone knows the path to obtaining my RN designation, while working full time so I can eventually enter into a PMHN program, I would certainly appreciate the information. The admissions offices at the local colleges/universities have not been too helpful.
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  3. by   suebird3
    Welcome to allnurses.com. I moved your post to the Pre-Nursing Forum for more responses.

    Good luck.

    Suebird
  4. by   lisabeth
    Quote from oliver25
    I graduated with a BS in Health Management in 1998. After 8 years of business experience in the health insurance industry, I am looking to obtain a masters in Phsyciatric Mental Health Nursing. I am looking for feedback as to how I accomplish this goal. I can not afford to quit my job as I have children to support. So if anyone knows the path to obtaining my RN designation, while working full time so I can eventually enter into a PMHN program, I would certainly appreciate the information. The admissions offices at the local colleges/universities have not been too helpful.
    I cant even begin to imagine attempting nursing school while working part time. From what everyone I know says, it is a near killer not working. I wish you all the best. Just know that it will be worth it when you do reach your goal. I know some people can do it, but I know I wouldnt. I honestly dont think I personally could.
  5. by   SummerGarden
    I know I have read a post and many responses on the male nursing forum and the CRNA forum and possible the general student forum regrading school and child support. I am an avid reader so that is why such posts caught my eye. In any case, you may wish to run a search on the following forums and read through posts or post a specific question to one of the following forums:

    Male Nursing:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f213/

    CRNA:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f16/

    Nursing Student Assistance:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f205/



    Oh, and most importantly your future career interest:
    Psychiatric Nursing

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f46/

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