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Has 4 years experience.

What career options are available with an MSN in Nursing? I'm in an FNP program and considering changing my track to the general MSN program. Also, does anyone know anything about legal nurse consulting? I hear about it but I know nothing about it. Any info is appreciated, thank you!!

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

It is good you are looking to switch. FNP is pretty much saturated and facing low job opportunities and falling wages.

MSN can set you up for a host of different potentials. Leadership, administration, education, safety officer, program coordinator, nursing operations specialist, all sorts of others.

iheartnursing91, BSN

Has 4 years experience.

Thanks for the responses. What is the security of these jobs compared to NP jobs? It seems with a general MSN its possible to stay with your hospital and transition your role, vs with NP you may have to look outside. It also seems like NPs get most of the work placed on them for a fraction of the pay the MD makes...😶 and the other issue is the difficulty of securing a preceptor. 

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SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

On 9/12/2020 at 5:43 AM, iheartnursing91 said:

Thanks for the responses. What is the security of these jobs compared to NP jobs? It seems with a general MSN its possible to stay with your hospital and transition your role, vs with NP you may have to look outside. It also seems like NPs get most of the work placed on them for a fraction of the pay the MD makes...😶 and the other issue is the difficulty of securing a preceptor. 

NPs have a forum too: https://allnurses.com/advanced-practice-c150/

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

On 9/12/2020 at 7:43 AM, iheartnursing91 said:

Thanks for the responses. What is the security of these jobs compared to NP jobs? It seems with a general MSN its possible to stay with your hospital and transition your role, vs with NP you may have to look outside. It also seems like NPs get most of the work placed on them for a fraction of the pay the MD makes...😶 and the other issue is the difficulty of securing a preceptor. 

I can't speak for everyone or every area, but my MSN in Education has opened doors for me in all sorts of roles. Nurse Educator, Professional Development Specialist, Nursing Operations, Risk and Safety, leadership positions just to name a few.