Jump to content

First Informal Interview as an MSN-Ed


Specializes in Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice. Has 14 years experience.

I just wanted to say I haven't felt particularly "special" since I started getting my RN-MSN-ed. For the most part I just kept my head down and put one foot in front of the other each day. Now t

That this journey is complete for me I went to an informal surgical Research Nurse "meet and greet" at a local teaching hospital/University.

For the first time I felt the weight that having an MSN could bring. It wasn't anything spectacular, but I could feel the HR person's attention change when she saw my resume. Even when I told her I wasn't sure this would fit, as I am looking for education experience, she encouraged me to apply anyway so they would have my information on file.

I guess spending most of my life as an ADN, though a proud one because I loved my school, I never really thought of myself as an academic person.

Have to say it was a nice feeling.


Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.


Congrats, I hope you find a great position.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

I'm in the same boat. Congrats on your MSN! I'm still working as a staff RN, but boy do I get opportunities to do things now. I take on all I can handle, because you just never know what is waiting down the road.

That's lovely =). I hope to one day be in the same shoes. I'm doing my ADN first because it just makes sense for where I'm at, but I know I want to keep going with my education. I may never want to be a NP; I'm really not sure yet. But I do know I want to rise to the top and get the most education and training I can for the nursing role. It's good to know that it will be at least somewhat recognized!

nrsang97, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Congrats! I am working on my BSN. I will continue to take it one step at a time. I just started back this year so it will take me a while before I am done. I am just taking general education towards my BSN right now. I do not know if I want to go for a MSN or not. I don't know what I would do with it. I don't want to do NP that is for sure or CRNA.


Specializes in NICU, adult med-tele. Has 6 years experience.

Cool. I'm also in pursuit of my MSN-ed, so this is good to read. I've waffled a bit on weather to pursue an NP, but I really enjoy the teaching role and feel it is the best fit for me.

yedwards42, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Maternal Newborn. Has 7 years experience.

Congrats, Tait! You worked hard and earned it. What a good feeling indeed.


Specializes in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds. Has 16 years experience.

Congratulations, Tait!!!!

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

Congratulations, Tait. I know that feeling well. I had similar feelings with each major milestone of my education/credentials.

Good luck in finding a great position.