With all my respect and clarifying that it is my intention to only offer my very personal opinion.
Everyday I ask myself, who will be taking care of me when I get older?
A nurse or a "masterized" doctor of nursing specialized in geriatric care? Lately, everyone wants to attain a higher degree ( I should notice, I'm working towards my master) that is amazing and admirable, however don't get discouraged if when the time comes you find Master and Doctor prepared nurses providing bedside care. This is not unfortunate but it is what the majority is trying to avoid when enrolling to obtain a higher degree. I'm trying to get my master for exclusive personal reasons, it will not give me more money, I'm not looking for new employment opportunities since I'm happy where I am, however, I don't have plans to pursue a higher degree than that. Why? because, unless your employment requires it, it is not worth the money, the time and what will I really learn from it? How to perfect my research papers and improve writing skills, otherwise I should be learning how to perfect my caring behavior towards patients and others, my clinical skills to assess my patients and decrease the outstanding high level of medication errors ( as many regularly post in this forum), improve my medical knowledge and communication skills to avoid 80% of the medical errors happening when no providing correct information when handing off our patients. Lastly, learning to be an amazing nurse, providing a double amazing care to my patients.
sorry if any typos, this is from a mobile application.