Does it matter where you get your Masters?

  1. Hi everyone,
    I am University shopping for a MS in Healthcare Informatics, I was just wondering if where I get my degree will have an effect on employment? I have researched a lot of programs, and I am leaning towards SNHU due to finances and location. I just wanted some input from people already in the field as to whether or not the name of the school on your diploma will matter when trying to get a job.

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  3. by   tyvin
    I'm wondering the same thing...since I found out the extriodnary cost of the program I was going to go with I'm looking elsewhere now. My base line is a well respected university long as the MS program is certified will it matter?
  4. by   ikarus7401
    My only comment is that in the past I worked with a couple of managers who wouldn't touch those who had a degree from the online university phoenix something...check out this thread: Nurse Informatics - Campus based program
  5. by   rninformatics
    I know several well established informaticists with degrees from U of Phoenix, Walden, Excelsior, U of Chicago, Northwestern, etc
    What matters is that the school is accredited and the course content is in line with what you want to do in the specialty.
  6. by   overtonis
    actually the only thing we are seeing as requirements is BSN with EXPERIENCE. A masters degree is huge financial burden for what might be marginal advantage. Its becoming a power user at your facility and moving up. If you absolutely love it and excel at you - then and only then should you consider masters degree.