survey: Do you plan on furthering your nursing education?

  1. Here are the results of last months survey question
    Do you plan further your nursing education? :

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    Last edit by brian on Jul 1, '03
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  3. by   giggles66
    Hi Everyone,

    I am plan on continuing to take the prerequisites for a BSN program ( though ADN may be necessary). I have no plans on furthering my education past the BSN Degree. I think that for a nurse to at least have his/her BSN is going to be very important for the future. I can already tell this by reading the classifieds and talking with nurses that most employers want nurses to have their BSN. I have heard and I do not know if this is true or not where I live some hospitals prefer an BSN prepared nurse and will not a permit an ADN nurse to stay on the floor unless he/she intends on going back to school for their BSN. And some jobs are only for a BSN or a hire prepared nursing in a hospital setting. I have given alot of thought and did research and talked with many nurses about all three Nursing Education paths ADN, Diploma and BSN. All prospective nursing students have to start at the educational level that fits into their needs. Know matter what level a student decides to begin with becoming a nurse is learning experience everday he/she is at work. Good Luck and God Bless all of you where ever you choose to begin or end up up in your nursing career.

    Last edit by giggles66 on Jun 3, '03
  4. by   webbiedebbie
    I have no plans to further my education because it won't make any difference. There are fewer jobs in administration and increasing my knowledge will not make a pay difference for me.
  5. by   ragingmomster
    I have been working as an LPN for 12 years and am 3 semesters away from my BSN (GPA 3.193!). My plan is for 2 years in L&D, then on to grad school for CNM. It is fun at this point to encourage others to continue their education and to look at the faces of the kiddoes in the BSN program when they get befuddled!:roll

    P.S. I guess this ends the "lurking" I have been doing!
  6. by   Katnip
    I plan to work for a couple of years then go for a Master's. For me, furthering my education has nothing to do with more money. I like to learn, and I feel for myself, that education is something that just doesn't stop, formally or informally.

    Heck. After my MSN I'd like to study art history, too.
  7. by   sbic56
    No plans to go further in nursing than ADN. I do not see where it would be of any real benefit. I do like school and learning and I would like to take classes in a completely different area someday when it is more financially feasable.
  8. by   purplemania
    I received pay differential for BSN and tuition reimbursement. Now in graduate school because education and research are interesting to me. Do not expect much, if any, increase in salary with MSN, but at least my options are open!
  9. by   meandragonbrett
    I plan to get my DNSc, but that's a long way away from now!

  10. by   altomga
    I am currently finishing up some pre-reqs I need to apply to the BSN program. i am doing this for myself b/c I want it and b/c it will open up other job opportunities for me that I am interested in. Also looking at getting a minor in business at the same time. After my BSN who knows??? MSN/FNP???? who knows!!
  11. by   LeesieBug
    I want to eventually get my Ph.D., just so I can make my husband call me "Doctor Elise".
  12. by   susanmary
    Last edit by susanmary on Jan 14, '05
  13. by   nursebucky
    I am a student in an ADN program. I plan on returning within a year to do a bridge from RN to MSN. Whether it benefits me or not, I love education!
  14. by   teeituptom
    No Im not
    Im studying American Sign Language and studying my golf swing