Emory's MSN Program

  1. Hey I just graduated with my BSN in May and am working as an RN at a hospital until I figure out what my next move is. I'm considering pursuing A masters degree in women's health and Emory is my first choice school (Georgia State is second, i guess). I wanted to get your opinions on their program. I know Emory is a well known school and it has the added bonus of being in ATL which will allow me to be closer to my family, but it's really expensive. Is it really worth the price?
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  3. by   karenTRN
    Nursing pay is not based on the price of your education or the school you graduated from. It is based on experience. One can make X dollars and have no debt, or make the same money and have thousands of debt.
  4. by   miamiprincez305
    so basically you're advising me to go to a cheaper school
  5. by   lkwashington
    You may want to look into other master programs by comparing the programs and price of tuition. All programs are different from admission requirements, classes provided, and the lenghth of the programs. I think what is important is about the practicum and how many hours required. RESEARCH!RESEARCH!RESEARCH! Good luck and keep us posted.
  6. by   subee
    Quote from karenTRN
    Nursing pay is not based on the price of your education or the school you graduated from. It is based on experience. One can make X dollars and have no debt, or make the same money and have thousands of debt.
    Cannot agree with this post. You usually get what you pay for. There's absolutely no down side to a prestigious education except for the bill. However, the state program might even be more competitive which puts you in a pool of smart students. SOME job pay is based on experience but do you want a job or a career? You'll probably do fine with either so do what YOU want and ignore the comments re: taking the cheapest.
  7. by   karenTRN
    I didn't say take the cheapest, or the least expensive. However, when one graduates, one has to weigh the debt vs the income. Once a degree is obtained, in any field, it is up to the recipient to do with it what they can. It will no longer matter what school one comes from. 20 yrs of mgmt and hiring/firing have allowed great insight and countless examples. You will receive a good, if not great education at countless schools. The price is not indicative of quality, or lack of.
  8. by   Parrotletlover
    I agree and disagree. As a student at a fairly prestigious school (at least the best of the few in my area), you may find more and better opportunities in your career. That being said, do your research and enroll in the school you feel is best for you. I chose my school not based on price or how quickly I can squeak out of there with a degree but by asking myself the question how will this school help me achieve my future goals in terms of career and education. Cost is a huge factor but should not be the only factor to consider.

    All that being said an employer is going to prefer a good nurse with a less prestigious degree than a terrible nurse with a very prestigious degree but this is obviously common sense. Good luck!

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