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Best MSN concentration for teaching?

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by abcdefg abcdefg (Member)

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I hope to someday teach undergraduate nursing in some capacity of adult health. I have my BSN and am about to start a MSN program in family NP and then perhaps move forward and get a DNP. I am not particulary interested in research at this time.

If I know I want to teach ultimately, but at the same time want to keep options open, is family the best concentration for me? Might I be better off with Adult NP, med-surg CNS or MSN in nurse education? Does this matter much?

I will have only two years of work experience when I finish school (in med-surg). Does this sound like enough?

Also, have those working in academic education noticed a higher demand for a particular specialty, such as med-surg, psych or community health?

Finally, are there any kind of experiences I should seek out duing my MSN that would support my becoming a nurse educuator? I don't think MSN students work as TA's at my school (reserved for the PhD candidates)...

thanks

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fgoff has 20 years experience and specializes in ER, Teaching, HH, CM, QC, OB, LTC.

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Why not look for a Masters in Nursing Education program?

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vickynurse specializes in critical care, management, med surg, edu.

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There are more med surg pts, so more med surg nurses are needed by industry. Therefore more med surg educators are needed. There are very few peds, ob, mental health specialty teaching positions out there.

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