I loved reading your blog, mam023. It has inspired me as I consider what is next when I finish my MSN in June. I am focused in nursing education, yet, aside from instruction, I am wondering if going further - either in educational leadership or PhD in research, would be a smart move. I am an older (55) non-traditional student and I figure I will continue working until I'm 100 (yes, that IS my goal!). What institution are you at? Do you work as well? Thanks and good luck!