Hello, I am a recent graduate from a BSN program in May of 08. After a long delay in finding a job, 6 months approximately, I finally was hired at my current facility. To say the least, it has been a very stressful and upsetting year. Not only did it take so long to find a job, but my facility isn't exactly the most receptive to teaching new graduates. I work at a facility where most attended the hospitals school of nursing. I have had nasty comments made and nurses who are unwilling to spend 2 minutes helping you. I have had many a days since beginning work in April that i have come home completely discouraged an havent wanted to even go back. I dont understand how some nurses can act like this to someone who they know is new. I feel like saying half the time...dont u remember when you were in my shoes????????? However, even know I have alot of things said to me and alot not gone my way..I just grin and bear it. Also, I have found prayer and a closer relationship with my family and boyfriend beneficial. At this point, moving to another facility isn't an option since I have less than a year of experience. Since my experience has not been the greatest as a floor nurse, I am looking into other avenues. At my facility, nurses do EVERYTHING. We are so short staffed. No aids, secetaries, respiratory therapists etc. We pretty much do everything and i dont spend nearly as much time as I would like with patients and have the time to do all the paperwork required.:banghead:I am deciding between an MSN in nursing adminstration and nursing education. I was set on being a teacher for a long time. I had so many awful nursing professors that didnt care about how you were doing or if you needed help and that was a huge reason why I was drawn in this direction. However, jobs are hard to come by and now many facilities want an MSN and PhD..which is expensive and very time consuming. I may want to go on to get my phD, but I want to be able to find a job upon my degree completion and MSN in adminstration I have read is a more marketable degree. Therefore, I have started to become interesed in MSN in health adminstration. However, I am unsure if I would want to be a nurse manager. I was wondering what other types of areas could you get into with a degree in health adminstration? Also, I was wondering if when attaining a degree it would be a good idea to do a fully online school or a more on campus based program? Do employers rather an on campus program, especially for an MSN in education? For an MSN program, due to financial reasons, I would like to be done in 2 years. I have been researching programs and I find RN-MSN and accelerated BSN etc. Are there part time accelerated MSN programs for BSN degree students? I haven't been able to find anything in PA or NJ. If you are able to offer any advice at all I would appreciate it. I havent been able to find anyone that knows too much on this subject. I would appreciate any insight from any experience you may have. thank you! Also..if you are aware or graduate scholarships available if you could pass this information along I would appreciate it. I am unable to find any scholarships that are merit based with criteria that I fit.