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Finance Degree + MSN?

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by Mefs Mefs (New Member) New Member

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Hi all,

I'm working towards a finance degree but want to get into the nursing profession. There is a closeby Entry Level Masters (EL-MSN) program that I am considering. I'm just curious if the Finance degree will help at all. (Even if it won't I would certainly be happy as a staff nurse)

Thanks!

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AgentBeast has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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Are you crazy? Why not get an MBA in Finance? You'll be pushing 6 figures almost right out of school. No way you'll ever touch that as an RN. Not unless you went back to school and became a CRNA.

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The grass is always greener on the other side :) Outside of a top 25 program, $100k is many more than a "few" years away for an MBA grad. My nursing school prereq grades are stellar and my finance grades are average (yes, I was contemplating nursing before which is why I took them) Schooling will cost $10k for the MSN vs $50-120k MBA.

And this may sound crazy but I actually want to spend the next 40 years as a nurse and a $20k salary difference (which is more realistic) doesn't change that :)

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You could use the finance degree should you want to become the business manager of a nursing agency. Add that to your nursing credentials and you would be well set for management in any nursing agency. You could also find positions in organizations where your background in one area would complement the other, such as the hospital management hierarchy. I wouldn't walk away from the finance degree, just start looking forward to your nursing career.

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ICUchick specializes in Critical care.

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I agree, the finance degree will definately help getting a management/administration job. I am changing careers from an Operations Analyst to nursing but still hold hope that someday my former skills will benefit me in a management position. Even if they don't it was good experience and a great way to figure out what I don't want to be when I grow up! :)

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iPink has 5+ years experience and specializes in Critical Care, Postpartum.

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I'm in an Accelerated BSN and there are many financial majors and MBAs in my program, but we'll be getting around the same salaries as a new grad nurse. Our previous degrees may be an asset to us for management/admin positions as others have mentioned.

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It's hard to get a job in finance unless just out of school. It's hard to maintain a job on Wall Street as it's an unstable environment. After age 45 they usually don't want you. Nursing is more stable. Business is fun, but not stable.

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umbdude has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych/Mental Health.

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It depends on what kind of finance job. Business is boring as heck....I didn't even realize how boring finance/accounting is 'til I took A&P and Micro.

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