So, i am in the process of looking at nursing programs
because i have recently decided on going back to school for something completely different.
I have a BA in English, and look forward to apply to nursing school, but i am having trouble learning about the different programs. I know i have two options, but i dont know which is wisest option and i was hoping that some nurses/nursing students would have some advice.
Since i already have a BA i can apply as a second degree student and get a BSN OR i can apply to a direct entry program which alot of schools (but not all) have. This program is about 3 years and give you your master sif you have an unrelated bachelors degree.
Which is the smarter option? i know that once i go back to scholl AGAIN, i might not want to go again to get a masters, so doing it in one shot sounds good. However, when you get your masters, dont you become an advanced practice nurse? if so, how does this differ from an RN?
Basically what does getting a masters do to my desire to be a nurse? will it change the scope of the career alot?
any advice would we awesome!!
Jan 4, '07
My only concern would be that you may get a small amount of clinical experience and not enough to know what's going on in the real world of nursing...good luck. I myself have an AS and don't feel any need at this time to get a BA or MA...I like the affordability of the AS degree and find that my peers don't treat me any differently!
Last edit by CaLLaCoDe on Jan 4, '07