Is Higher Education Worth It? - page 2
Hello All! I am considering pursuing my BSN or even maybe doing an RN to MSN degree. I have looked at many options, and that is not really what I need help with. I would like to know opinions... Read More
Sep 1, '02Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 3,747; Likes: 2Wonderful news, Regnurse! Sounds like your family will be very proud of you...and a little protective, for your own good of course
I think continuing education is such a healthy challenge! I haven't even graduated yet...but I already have future plans for oh, about 15 yrs from now, to continue my education outside of nursing. My family thinks I'm strange 'why don't you just do that now?' lol...because nursing's a right fit now.
I just remind myself that besides my step-dad, no one in my family went to college, so they don't understand how addicting school can be!
Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS on your decision!
Sep 1, '02Occupation: midnite RN Specialty: cardiac ICU ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 230; Likes: 120Good for you, Regnurse. It sounds like your schooling situation might work out very nicely. I wish you all the best! :spin:
Sep 2, '02Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 123; Likes: 10I'm a firm believer that knowledge is power. You never can have too much. One irrefutable fact--more schooling, credentials, certifications, etc. gives you more options. I know of some places that no longer hire two-year degree/certificat RNs.
Sep 2, '02Occupation: RN, Inpatient Hospice Specialty: 17 year(s) of experience in Hospice, Critical Care ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 1,664; Likes: 177I was thinking the same question! I'm doing exactly what I want to do, ICU nursing. Tried the administrative route and hated it. I don't want to be a manager.
I'd love to have a BSN for the sake of the education and having the credentials. BUT...my kids are still young and I work full-time and I'd have to travel to take the classes. And so now I'm thinking it's not worth it. I love having time at home with my kids, my house, my hubby and my dog (not sure of the order, lol!). I'm not a youngster at 43 but I'm still thinking if I'm going to do it, I'll do it when my kids need less attention. So for me, for right now, naaah, it's not worth it. Later, maybe.
Sep 2, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36learning/knowledge is the result of the educational process and best of all, it never ceases. all the best to you.