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Anyone doing a "non-clinical" MSN (not direct entry)?

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by HealthyRN HealthyRN (Member)

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I am currently enrolled in an FNP program that starts in 2 months, but I am starting to have second thoughts. I did not enjoy working in acute care as an RN, but I am enjoying my new job in community education that does not involve direct patient care. I've been thinking about switching my track to the MSN in nursing business and health systems. This track has several specialities within it: management, informatics, policy, education, and entrepreneurship.

Management does not appeal to me at this point, but I am intrigued by the other tracks offered. Is anyone working on or graduated from an MSN program that offers a similar track? What kind of job opportunities have you discovered?

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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If you definitely don't like bedside care, I would seek alternatives to the NP. I did an MSN with a concentration in management and leadership first. Like you, managament wasn't for me. I did go back and do an adult health CNS and have been happy with it. I work in a clinical setting.

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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Assuming it is a good school ... the track you describe sound pretty good to me. There are a lot of good jobs in those fields and we need well-educated people in them.

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joannep specializes in Community, Renal, OR.

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Hi,

I also did a MSN concentrating in management and leadership. It was a fantastic course, I made a lot of good friends and it has helped me get some fantastic jobs.

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I am....its Health Sciences Leadership and Management, and I am doing the Education track. I have taught health sciences classes as an adjunct before (not in nursing though) and really liked it. So I know I'd like teaching RN's or being a nurse educator.

I would enjoy doing a PNP program and working as a NP, BUT my DH is military and I don't know where we will move next----very hard for NP's to get jobs in some places, especially if they are totally new to the area. I've seen a few of NP's at my old pediatric Urgent Care get really bitter and jaded after a while too, not to mention worked like mules----bad as the residents, but paid less. :angryfire

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