Quote from rogue2578
Meaning, fresh graduates/ RN board passer pursuing MAN.
Im not exactly in this category, Im a second courser with a Respiratory therapy experience.
Any thoughts about our young, dynamic fresh board passer nurses wishing to advance into the PhD , EdD level in no time.
In my humble opinion, its premature to allow these student to predominate the Graduate School population. Before considering them for acceptance they should have at least 1 years of professional / hospital experience. Or in any allied health sector if Nursing is not their first course.
Any comments? I would appreciate to know other's opinions.
Do you think they're after the money these student can bring in there schools?
Personally I don't see any problem on people going up on the degree ladder, especially if they can make it. Why restrict them? Isn't the objective of education to gain knowledge to become more prepared? Graduate school training also have their own practicum.
Experience and formal education aren't always equal; one can not simply become a nurse by knowing or simulating or practicing the things that are being done by nurses, you need to pass what is required to be qualified as a nurse. Basically, schools have their own way on what they'd require for graduate school.
If pursuing graduate school education is the way to have better chances in getting the job that you want, why prevent them?
Graduate school education maybe a qualification for teachers but schools can't simply hire people from that, it will be their own prerogative and I believe they have their own right to choose whom to hire.
If you are a school and you do not have profits, how will you survive? Well, unless you are subsidized by the government, I don't think you can...It's just plain business, the way I see it.
Indeed it is better to be studying in school, doing research, updates rather being idle. With the situation in the RP now, it's survival of the fittest.
God bless everyone!