Just wanted to get some advice on my nursing career. I am a new RN, just got my BSN in June. My problem is that basically I am not that good at clinical part of nursing. I don't know how to say.... being in a hospital makes me nervous. I am really in awe of new grads going into specialty areas like ER and ICU.
Looking back, I was one of those students who liked such courses as nursing theory/ philosophy, policy, or ethics. I think I kind of enjoyed the processes of completing writing assignments.. (eg, doing lieterature search as comprehensively as I could, reading & analyzing them, etc..But I used to have problems when the assignment asked me to write things like implications for practice
.... I think my personality type is INTP.....)
These days, I keep thinking about going back to school for my MSN. I mean the pure master's degree, not the programs for those who would like to become NPs. I would work part time and go to school part time, if I ever do my master's. But the thing is I don't know what to do with that degree; I wouldnt make more money with that degree, and I am not interested in teaching either. Though I wouldn't mind going to school just to improve myself -from my perspective. (I would say I like the intellectual stimulation that I could get..... :spin: ) However I wonder if this makes a good reason for furthering my education. I don't even know how to explain my intention for MSN in the application forms. At the same time I am also afraid of the workload in grad school.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated
p.s. My grades are all As and even a few A+ in nursing research, theory and ethics....(except one B+ in one course), so getting into a master's program woudn't be difficult... I hope....