I am currently weighing the difficult decision of attending a entry level MSN program in order to pursue research. Difficult, simply because of the cost. I have a bit of experience in the field and currently am qualified to be a CRC, as I have sent out my resume to a handful of sites around the bay area and have received call backs. But I changed my mind because I am figuring, why spend 3-7 years climbing the research ladder from CRC > CRA > CRA II-IV > Sr CRA > PM. Ultimately I see myself in some sort of administrative role and not a research nurse for the length of my career. So my question is, for any nurses who read this forum who are employed in a Project Management or Director position in the pharmaceutical field, was it necessary to get your MSN/BSN?
Although many people hate the idea of money playing such a factor in these types of decisions, I would hate to be indebted pursuing an MSN when I could have achieved the same position without the degree.