Advancing your degree...

  1. When it comes to advancing your degree and education, what are people's thoughts on continuing right after graduating with your ADN or BSN? Is it better to take a break from school and focus on developing your skills and getting into the swing of things, so to speak, as a new grad?
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  3. by   klone
    Most programs, especially online, are not extremely rigorous. While developing your skills and comfort level as a nurse is the most important task in that first year, IMO, I don't see why a bright person who doesn't have a lot of other lifestyle distractions couldn't do both. You're really only working at developing your skill while at work. That leaves a lot of free time in which you could be studying and writing papers.
  4. by   SierraBravo
    I graduated with my BSN and then took 1 semester off, after which I immediately began working on my MSN. I'm doing the MSN part time which allows me to continue to work full time and hone my skills. I have no problem doing both at the same time.
  5. by   NurseGirl525
    I'm going to get my ADN then get a job and work while obtaining my BSN online. So I can get experience. Most big hospitals want experience with that degree.
  6. by   AspiringNurseMW
    Work is work, so you won't be bringing that home with you unlike school. So I plan to get my ADN and work on my BSN online part time at first. Depending on how consuming I find my coursework I may choose to switch to full time because I do want to also get my MSN in midwifery but time and circumstances will tell
  7. by   ash0416
    Thank you for the feedback everyone.

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