MSN in Education vs. NP - any advice? - page 2

I'd greatly appreciate any input, pro or con, especially from nursing instructors! I've been an RN for 4 years and have always worked in cardiology, including tele, ACCU, and now an OP clinic. ... Read More

  1. by   island40
    I have an MSN in nursing ed and am going back to get a post graduate certificate APRN family practice. What I didn't know in 2001 when I entered my MS program is that APRNs are being prefered over MSN ed because of their clinical experience and they are getting higher pay.
  2. by   Goodoldnurse
    You definately want to follow your heart and your state regs. I have found it invaluable to have had the curriculum and teaching courses courses in my Masters in Nursing Education program. It is very hard to understand why we teach the way we do without those courses. We had a new educator in the NP pathway that has changed her pathway to education to understand those nuances. Writiting text questions and knowing about curriculum design is very specialized, just as being a critical care nurse. I am so glad I took the educator pathway, and my students are better for it!
  3. by   island40
    Sometimes I get frustrated with the low pay, lack of recognition and friends/family asking why I can't write a prescrition like other MSN nurses can. I feel like I'm lacking something...must be self esteem.
  4. by   Whispera
    as far a prescription-writing goes...you don't have that liability either!!

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