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Masters in nursing

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by Ashley17 Ashley17 (New) New Nurse

Has 4 years experience.

Hello,

I really want to go back to school for my masters mainly for self fulfillment but I'm a little stuck on what path is the best way to go for a school nurse. I've seen education, global public health, leadership, NP programs and even a MSN in school nursing. I've looking into FNP programs solely because I think I'll learn the most from it. I'm just not sure I would want to actually practice as an NP. I've seen many school nurses with MSN degrees or even NP's working as school nurses and would greatly appreciate any thoughts on the best MSN path for a school nurse.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

when I was deciding on a more advanced degree, my biggest concern was in attaining education that would benefit me in my "post school nursing" life. MSN in education was a high contender for me, with the thought that teaching aspiring nurses would be a good retirement career. I also considered masters in holisitc nursing and one school does have a masters in school nursing. In the end, I ended up beginning a masters in something completely different. I used the same idea of "what am I going to do when I grow up?" and made sure that the district would still help pay for the courses and give me my incremental salary bumps. I'm halfway done!

lissy1214, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Heme-Onc. Has 6 years experience.

@Flare, Iā€™m curious. What did you go with for your masters degree ? šŸ™‚

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

17 hours ago, lissy1214 said:

@Flare, Iā€™m curious. What did you go with for your masters degree ? šŸ™‚

Emergency and disaster management. I am going through APUS.