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Career Change, is nursing for me?

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by MedBiz410 MedBiz410 (New) New

Hello All!

I have been on the "business" side of healthcare for almost 10 years. I have a Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Healthcare Management. I want to have a bigger impact in healthcare but I feel limited in my current capacity when it comes to care delivery and efficiency.

I have spent 7 years in the OR, ICU and inpatient units alike, providing me with unique clinical experience, and I spent several years consulting on the administrative side. However I want to have a bigger clinical impact!

A nurse manager I work with recently inspired me to investigate my options and what it would take for me to pursue a BSN. My question to the nursing community is,

1. Is it possible to maintain a full-time job while pursuing this degree? What are the pitfalls?

2. Do you think I may provide a substantial benefit to the community with my experience?

3. I welcome any and all feedback :-)

A, "thank you" to all of you for what you do day after day, shift after shift.

MedBiz410,

It's possible to have a full time job and be in nursing school, you will legit have zero free time and go from work to school to study, it's possible, but would I do nursing school with a full time job? No thank you.

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

Hello All!

I have been on the "business" side of healthcare for almost 10 years. I have a Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Healthcare Management. I want to have a bigger impact in healthcare but I feel limited in my current capacity when it comes to care delivery and efficiency.

I have spent 7 years in the OR, ICU and inpatient units alike, providing me with unique clinical experience, and I spent several years consulting on the administrative side. However I want to have a bigger clinical impact!

A nurse manager I work with recently inspired me to investigate my options and what it would take for me to pursue a BSN. My question to the nursing community is,

1. Is it possible to maintain a full-time job while pursuing this degree? What are the pitfalls?

2. Do you think I may provide a substantial benefit to the community with my experience?

3. I welcome any and all feedback :-)

A, "thank you" to all of you for what you do day after day, shift after shift.

Regarding number 2, I'm confused about what your actual clinical experience is.