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Just graduated w/BSN, back to school

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Has 4 years experience.

Am I crazy for wanting to go back to school after just graduating with my BSN?

  1. 1. Am I crazy for wanting to go back to school after just graduating with my BSN?

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So, I just graduated with my BSN (literally like 2 months ago). I plan on working for a year, then going back to school to get my master's in either speech pathology or attempt to get into veterinarian school. I would still work as a nurse while I'm in school, but my question is, do you think I'm crazy for going back to school so soon?

There are so many routes I could go (becoming an NP is also on my radar), but my reasoning for going back to school so soon is honestly, just because I want to go to school. I like school and (as crazy as I sound), I miss the whole school routine.

Obviously nothing is set in stone, my main concern is that I may be attempting to do too much too soon. Is it silly for me to want to go back to school so soon just because I want to go back to school?

It is no more silly for you to want to go back to school just because you want to go to school, than it is for those who go back to school because they are avoiding the world of work. I think that down inside, you want to teach. I would look into the teaching profession if I were you. Whether it is nursing that you teach, or high school, or elementary school, or whatever, you may just find yourself on the other side of the teacher's desk. Give it a thought. Good luck.

applewhitern, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 30 years experience.

Go back to school now, while you are still fresh in the "school culture," like you are used to studying, writing papers, etc. Once you get "cold" it is harder to go back.

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

As long as you have a financial plan that lets you go to school without accumulated debt that is fine. School can be an enjoyable place. Eventually though, most adults your age will be working and you "age out" of the college social scene. You can be in school, but everything feels different somehow.

Before you get into debt, don't commit to anything for a year of working. Then decide what you want to get out of school.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Go back to school now, while you are still fresh in the "school culture," like you are used to studying, writing papers, etc. Once you get "cold" it is harder to go back.
This is so very, verrrrry true!

And we all know what happens when we wait 'for later'. Life happens - and you'll never know what obstacles may pop up that would interfere with your intentions to continue school.

anh06005, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Cardiac, Home Health, Primary Care. Has 6 years experience.

I went straight through. Graduated May 2010 with BSN and started MSN fall 2010. I'm finally about to graduate. Do whatever you want to do and don't worry about it being too soon. Your main thing is making sure you do what you WANT to do. I always knew I'd go for NP (considered CRNA for a little while). I was able to work full time during the theory courses and finally went weekend option only (was part time for a little while too) when clinicals came along.

Just make sure whatever you choose is right for you and go with it. Thing is you have several directions on your radar right now. That'd be my biggest concern (picking the right way).

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 9 years experience.

veterinary medicine is going to be VERY different than nursing. I was pre-vet and have my BS in Biology. I decided NOT to go to vet school because the cost-benefit ratio is not worth it. It is very hard and less than half the salary of an NP, let alone a doctor. Unless you are financially independent so that you can pay for school AND set up a practice, it is cost prohibitive.

I understand schoolaholicism (made up a new word LOL) My BSN (I am in a RN-BSN program) will be my 5th degree. I am finished now. It is not fun anymore and the debt certainly isn't.

Go back to school if you like, but stay in Nursing. There is SO much you can do!!! I wish I was younger so I could do more.

learningnsgstudent

Has 4 years experience.

Thank you for your advice! Your experience with this has definitely been helpful and lets me know that this is possible! Throughout school, everyone always says to wait and work for a couple of years, but I just want to go back to school already!

AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns.

Good for you for wanting to go back to school so soon... if you have the money to go to Vet school go for it, but keep in mind vets are generally not payed very well out of school for the amount of debt they graduate with!

Good luck!

HPRN

Nurse Kyles, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cath Lab & Interventional Radiology. Has 7 years experience.

veterinary medicine is going to be VERY different than nursing. I was pre-vet and have my BS in Biology. I decided NOT to go to vet school because the cost-benefit ratio is not worth it. It is very hard and less than half the salary of an NP, let alone a doctor. Unless you are financially independent so that you can pay for school AND set up a practice, it is cost prohibitive.

I understand schoolaholicism (made up a new word LOL) My BSN (I am in a RN-BSN program) will be my 5th degree. I am finished now. It is not fun anymore and the debt certainly isn't.

Go back to school if you like, but stay in Nursing. There is SO much you can do!!! I wish I was younger so I could do more.

I agree with this 100%. My best friend is in his last year of vet school, and he has stated many times that I make more as an RN than he will as a vet. Luckily my friend is a veteran, so his tuition is covered.

There is so much you can do in nursing. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

For many of us, school is our "happy place". It is an energizing and rewarding environment in which we can measure and track our progress toward a valued goal. This is my tribe. .. no shame.