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  1. learningnsgstudent

    Furthering Education Advice

    Furthering education advice? Debating between going for NP or MSN/MBA dual degree in leadership. Any advice between the two? Finding jobs for both degrees? Those with a dual degree, do you find that the MBA allows you to branch out in other careers other than nursing? Also, any DNP route thoughts? I just recently found out about that route and wanted some feedback/info on that too! Any advice helps!
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    Get MSN/MBA?

    Hi all! I wasn't too sure where to put this, so apologies if it's in the wrong place. Just wanted some advice on furthering my education. Has anyone gotten an MSN/MBA dual degree?/Has anyone gotten an MBA? How has getting those degrees furthered your nursing career/career in general? NP route isn't for me. But I do want an advanced degree. My thought process is getting a dual degree allows me to still be marketable at a higher level in nursing, but the MBA allows me to branch out into other fields if I find that I need a break from nursing or something of that nature. Thoughts? Advice? Thanks in advance for all the guidance
  3. learningnsgstudent

    Getting MSN/MBA?

    Hi all! I wasn't too sure where to put this, so apologies if it's in the wrong place. Just wanted some advice on furthering my education. Has anyone gotten an MSN/MBA dual degree?/Has anyone gotten an MBA? How has getting those degrees furthered your nursing career/career in general? NP route isn't for me. But I do want an advanced degree. My thought process is getting a dual degree allows me to still be marketable at a higher level in nursing, but the MBA allows me to branch out into other fields if I find that I need a break from nursing or something of that nature. Thoughts? Advice? Thanks in advance for all the guidance
  4. learningnsgstudent

    Getting MSN/MBA dual degree?

    Hi all! I wasn't too sure where to put this, so apologies if it's in the wrong place. Just wanted some advice on furthering my education. Has anyone gotten an MSN/MBA dual degree?/Has anyone gotten an MBA? How has getting those degrees furthered your nursing career/career in general? NP route isn't for me. But I do want an advanced degree. My thought process is getting a dual degree allows me to still be marketable at a higher level in nursing, but the MBA allows me to branch out into other fields if I find that I need a break from nursing or something of that nature. Thoughts? Advice? Thanks in advance for all the guidance!
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    Speech therapy? Nursing?

    I know you've heard this all before. But I hate the bedside. And would love to get out. I've worked at 2 different hospitals now, both super great company wise and staff wise, and in 2 different specialties. But I still dread going to work. I've had rewarding moments and trust me, I've tried to make the most of it and see things from the bright side, but at the end of the day, I'm still not happy with where I am. I've considered clinic nursing, but I'm starting to get the sense that patient care isn't what makes me happy. The whole idea of having someone depend on my final say of what's wrong with them really scares me. I was beginning to consider a way I could get into marketing. I feel like that would be a better use of my skills. I really just want to be creative and interact on patients on a more healthy or preventative level. A job that allows me to still work with patients and/or a patient population that allows me to be interactive in a different way. Does that make sense?
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    Speech therapy? Nursing?

    No. I've researched different avenues and what their various workload entails, but never in person. (I know in person is the only way to know for sure). I did like the school SLP avenue, but all I know is what I've researched really. I've worked with home health and hospital SLP's and I can honestly say that those 2 avenues seem boring to me. I'd rather be the nurse if I were to go in that direction.
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    Speech therapy? Nursing?

    I'm going through an internal conflict. I've been nursing for about 2 years now and haven't really found a specialty that I really do like/I don't particularly enjoy nursing. With that being said, I currently have been accepted into a leveling program for speech therapy. My issue is, after working with speech therapists in the hospital, I'm not sure if that's what I want after all. Not to mention I just started night shift and in person classes might not be as conducive to successful schooling. I have also considered just staying in the nursing profession and making due with what I have, because I do know that I have a pretty good degree. I would try to get my MSN/MBA and hopefully be able to find my way out of nursing with my MBA. So, my two options are to try out the leveling program and see how I like it or wait and then continue to get an MSN/MBA. Advice?
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    Speech therapy? Nursing?

    I'm going through an internal conflict. I've been nursing for about 2 years now and haven't really found a specialty that I really do like/I don't particularly enjoy nursing. With that being said, I currently have been accepted into a leveling program for speech therapy. My issue is, after working with speech therapists in the hospital, I'm not sure if that's what I want after all. Not to mention I just started night shift and in person classes might not be as conducive to successful schooling. I have also considered just staying in the nursing profession and making due with what I have, because I do know that I have a pretty good degree. I would try to get my MSN/MBA and hopefully be able to find my way out of nursing with my MBA. So, my two options are to try out the leveling program and see how I like it or wait and then continue to get an MSN/MBA. Advice?
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    Back to school for a non-nursing degree?

    Long story, short. After realizing and accepting the fact that nursing is not for me, I have come to the decision to try to pursue a career in speech language pathology. The classes seem much more interesting than nursing classes ever did to me and it's a career that is not as life and death as nursing is. Heck, I even managed to get into a leveling program for the fall semester to further learn about this career and I'm pretty darn excited! My problem is that I have only been working as a nurse for a year and a couple of months and have just accepted a new hospital position in a new city. I will be working at the hospital as a nurse throughout school. My question is, how exactly do I explain to my manager that I am going back to school for a completely different career than what I am currently working in? I don't want to seem like I'm not serious about my job and that I don't care. It's just that after nursing school and working as a nurse for that short amount of time, I know that nursing is not the right fit for me. Advice please?
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    Confession

    Oops. I meant to put 2014! I'm so used to saying my HS graduation date still! Lol.
  11. learningnsgstudent

    Confession

    I recently just graduated from nursing school August 2011. I started my first nursing job in the hospital pretty much 2 weeks after graduating. I struggled through nursing school, as I'm sure everyone has, and the first couple of months, heck even now, working at the hospital is occasionally a struggle as well. And as I've been working I had an epiphany. I don't want to be a nurse. I have struggled with coming to terms with this fact throughout all of nursing school and the more I delve into this nursing career, the more I realize that this might not be the job for me. All throughout nursing school, I literally hated my life. I did not look forward to much of anything, not even clinicals (which is supposed to be the part of nursing school that you like - isn't it?), but I brushed it off and focused on the light at the end of the tunnel; that one day I'll graduate and won't have to study for tests and work on care plans into the night. Then I graduated, passed my HESI, passed my NCLEX, and got a job all within a few weeks time. I was super excited for this new chapter. Nursing wasn't going to be so bad now that I don't have to study for tests, I can just work and I'll be okay, right? And I was. For a while. But the longer I worked, the more I realized how unhappy I am with this career. Nursing is challenging and also rewarding. But let me repeat, very challenging. I hate working at the hospital. 12 hour shifts will be the death of me. But the fact that I'm only required to work 3 days a week? I can suffer through those shifts, I guess. And the fact that I learn so much from the hospital/get good experience are my 2 reasons why I suffer through all that. But the fact of the matter is, I'm just not happy. I know that everyone says the first year is the hardest, but this is so much more than that "first year hump". Nursing is a terrifyingly amazing career. So much so, that I know that this is not for me. The responsibility of being a nurse terrifies me. Someone's life is in my hands. And it scares me that there are some things that I don't know that I don't know that could make all the difference for someone. I take my job very seriously and try my hardest to give the very best care I can. But I don't want to spend my life settling for something that doesn't make me happy. I'm sure you're wondering, why did you decide to become a nurse in the first place then? Honestly? Because I wasn't too sure what else to do. I'm filipino, so hopefully that kind of helps you understand why I went into nursing. I mean, I had other reasons too, like I wanted to help people and I wanted to be able to take care of my parents when they got older. But I can't really say I've had a moment that inspired me into becoming a nurse. It just happened. I'm not sure what I'm asking here. I don't want anyone to think that I'm an awful person for not wanting to be a nurse. Because despite knowing that this is my life and I need to do what makes me happy, I feel like an awful person for not wanting to be a nurse. Advice? Comments? Thoughts?
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    Just graduated w/BSN, back to school

    Thank you for your advice! Your experience with this has definitely been helpful and lets me know that this is possible! Throughout school, everyone always says to wait and work for a couple of years, but I just want to go back to school already!
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    Just graduated w/BSN, back to school

    So, I just graduated with my BSN (literally like 2 months ago). I plan on working for a year, then going back to school to get my master's in either speech pathology or attempt to get into veterinarian school. I would still work as a nurse while I'm in school, but my question is, do you think I'm crazy for going back to school so soon? There are so many routes I could go (becoming an NP is also on my radar), but my reasoning for going back to school so soon is honestly, just because I want to go to school. I like school and (as crazy as I sound), I miss the whole school routine. Obviously nothing is set in stone, my main concern is that I may be attempting to do too much too soon. Is it silly for me to want to go back to school so soon just because I want to go back to school?
  14. So, basically, I'm in my last semester of nursing school for my BSN. My school offers a scholarship and waives the masters fee application if we apply for graduate school within a certain amount of time. Graduate school is definitely something I've always wanted to do and with all this happening, I'm definitely considering taking advantage of this. I was thinking, I would work part-time as a new nurse (ideally) on a MS floor, as well as go to school part time to continue to get my MSN. So, my question is, do you think this is a good idea? I don't really have any experience in the health care field, but I definitely don't want to stop furthering my education. I definitely feel like I could handle all this, if I do it part-time. But I don't really know much, so lots of advice and guidance would be nice! Thank you!
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