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rn1255 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency Department/Trauma.

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I've been a RN for 8 years; working ER for the past 5+years. I'm thinking about getting a master's degree to give me options for when I'm tired of direct patient care. I have no desire to be a NP, CRNA, work in management or administration. l am looking at either a MSN in education or Public Health. I'm curious which would make me more marketable. I am not really sure what I would do with the degree yet. Any advice? I know this is not super helpful, but looking for advice. Thank you!

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As far as I know there isn't an MSN for public health, but there is a Masters in Public Health (not nursing). 

MSN choices include specialization in education, administration or informatics.  There may be more MSN options that I can't think of.

I have found that the MSN has made me more marketable but hardly anyone asks or focuses on which MSN path I chose.

Choosing the education path made me more marketable in teaching at a hospital, nursing home and jr college, but interestingly hasn't been a requirement.  With your experience + MSN in education you might be a good candidate for nursing education in the hospital.

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rn1255 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency Department/Trauma.

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Thank you for your advice!! It does help to know that it doesn’t seem to matter which MSN track I choose! 

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