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  1. coopman712

    Best site for CEUs?

    Just looking for some recommendations on completing required CEUs. Sadly neither of my jobs provided me with any opportunities to earn credit in the past 2 years so I need to do them all on my own. I have to complete 30. Some sites seem way more expensive than others. I appreciate any suggestions. TIA!
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    How do I list credentials?

    I don't typically list all of my credentials but this job is in a academic setting as an RN so I thought to utilize my others. Thanks!
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    How do I list credentials?

    Thanks! I actually did check there first. Still kind of unclear about what sounds better: RN, MSEd, BA or MSEd, BA, RN or some other configuation? Highest level of education usually first but RN is currently my highest nursing credential.
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    How do I list credentials?

    I have a question in regards to how to list credentials. I am a second career nurse. I work in a hospital per diem but also in a school district as a nurse. My credentials include: RN, BA, MSEd. How do I list these when signing my name? It is more a question for the school setting than hospital since that is where I use the signature more often. Thanks!
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    BA with RN license and yrs of experience - BSN or MSN?

    I am in a similar position as you. I thought you needed a BSN to pursue the MSN... I have a BA in Psych and an MS Ed. I wish I could find a "guidance counselor" in nursing to help me figure out the best route! Lol
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    Help once again finding a RN-BSN or MSN program

    I still need to get the BSN first... I guess my hang up is that I am going to feel too much pressure if I can't do the courses that quickly. Working 2 jobs and being a mom has me nervous that I won't be able to keep up with that consistent pace.
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    Help once again finding a RN-BSN or MSN program

    CSN is certified school nurse. I don't think I can handle that many credits and working at once. I will be going slower so the program seems too intense. Perhaps I will re-investigate but when I did previously it didn't seem like the best fit.
  8. Hi-I feel like I have asked this question a few times and am still trying to find the best fit for me... I am a second career RN. I have an RN, BA in Psychology and MSEd. I have been working as a nurse for about 3 years now but need to start thinking about a return to school. Ultimately I think I am going to get a CSN but realize that having the BSN is probably what I need to do first or I may never do it. I have found CSN programs that would take my previous degrees in lieu of the BSN. Down the line I would also like to branch out into nurse education so again feel like I should have that advanced nursing degree. I am looking for advice on programs. I am looking for an online program that isn't too costly and that may not require too many credits. (I know I am asking for a lot!) I have looked at WGU and am fearful that there hefty tuition costs would not be beneficial to me in that I am not sure how many classes I could complete in a semester and that is a draw to some for their program. Any other programs you recommend?
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    Application process

    Thank you! I am hoping to get it started. The whole transcript process is going to be a task for sure since I have previous degrees prior to earning my nursing degree...
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    Application process

    I am looking into either the RN-BSN or RN-MSN programs. The application includes that *readiness* portion. Does anyone know how long that will take to complete? I want to apply but want to carve out enough time to complete the application. I am interested see what they will accept as far as my previous degrees and interested to see what the difference in earning each degree would be.
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    MSN in Education or MS Ed?

    Thanks-I keep going back and forth with the BSN vs MSN. With now 3 degrees under my belt, it is so hard to motivate going back to school....
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    BSN or MSN

    Thanks! I am definitely not interested in becoming a DNP at this point. 3 degrees and in my 40's, I am not that motivated sadly....
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    MSN in Education or MS Ed?

    Good to know...thanks so much! Do you know if it is the same for Nurse Educators that work in hospitals as opposed to universities? ie, a facility's nurse educator?
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    MSN in Education or MS Ed?

    I have an RN degree and currently work in a hospital. I am in the process of going back to school for my BSN. I have a BA in Psych and an MS Ed. (used to be a teacher) I am wondering if a BSN will suffice with my MS Ed or if I need to get an MSN to pursue nurse education later in my career. Thanks for any advice.
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    BSN or MSN

    I am an RN with a previous Bachelor's degree in Psychology and MS Ed (I was a teacher before going back to nursing school.) I have been working for almost 3 years now as a nurse. I know I need to return to school for an advanced nursing degree b/c the job market is quite limited with only an RN where I live. Plus I am finding as a newer nurse, my previous degrees really mean nothing without a BSN. I am currently looking into bridge programs, either RN-BSN or RN-MSN. I am not 100% sure where my career path will take me. I am not sure I have aspirations to be a nurse administrator of any kind but can definitely see myself doing clinical nurse education or something of the sort down the line. Bedside/ floor nursing has been great experience and I am happy to continue with it to gain more experience but I am not sure it is where I want to hang my hat long term... I am wondering if a BSN, plus my MS Ed would be enough or if I should just go for the MSN. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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