If grad school was paid for, but not for nursing

by mclennan mclennan, BSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in CCM, PHN. Has 8 years experience.

If YOU were in your 40s & burnt to a crisp on nursing, and someone else was paying for you to go to grad school, what would you study?

NOT nursing related. Healthcare related.....okay.....just not nursing related. Curious to read responses.

Jules A

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

Sure IF it is something that interests you.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

I am very interested in completing an MS degree in human resource development. Either that, or I would earn an MBA with a specialization in human resource development. I would rather pursue an educational path that would enable me to minimize or eliminate face-time with patients and family members.

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics. 1 Article; 4,767 Posts

I'm interested in an MPH (Master of Public Health). I've always enjoyed looking at health from a population based perspective.



3,726 Posts

Hands down, nutrition, focused on disease prevention and mgmt.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

MBA Healthcare Administration


featherzRN, MSN

Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience. 1,012 Posts

I'm doing an MBA in Healthcare admin, starting in March. I don't see anything interesting in the future for me (also in my 40's) that I'd use an MSN for - at least an MBA might help me in unrelated ways - and I just find the subject material more interesting.


RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience. 4,518 Posts

If grad school would lead to a job other than nursing, then why not?


38,333 Posts

Informatics or Healthcare Administration.