Graduate clinical degree vs. "business/leadership" degree?

Nurses General Nursing


If you would get a masters, would it be in a advanced practice role or in a business area? I think I would like a masters in nursing but I really don't want to be a nurse practitioner. t


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Many schools offer Masters degrees in Nursing that don't lead to Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist. Just check around ... some are completely online.


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I'm planning on going back for my masters in nursing with an education emphasis - not because I expect to make a huge amount of money when I'm done, but because I would really like the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experience - possibly in staff development. I hope I'm not being too idealistic, but I think that's where I'd be happiest.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

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Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

That's what I'm doing too. For most teaching jobs, at least in my part of the country, an MSN is necessary. Good luck,..

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma/Education.

I will graduate in May with an MSN in Nursing Administration. I have also completed the courses for the Advanced Nurse Educator certificate. I've also seen a graduate degree in Nursing Informatics.

Good luck!

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