Ive been a school nurse for almost three years but I wanted to know if there was any school nurses who pursued their masters either in nursing education or FNP?
Started the Nursing Education but then bounced back into a Master's in Education since my CSN was half of it anyway. Made more sense financially/time wise at the moment. I'll go back and finish the MSN at a slower (RELAXED) pace over the next few years.
I've toyed with the idea of obtaining a Masters in Nursing education but haven't really pursued it yet. I'm not sure I want to use my energy for more school right now
In my district, the difference in pay between a BSN and MSN wouldn't cover the cost of the MSN and they won't pay for tuition reimbursement for nurses, so.... Not worth it for me!
While our district gives teachers a small pay spiff for having a masters, as far as they are concerned a nurse is a nurse. I get a bit of increase for longevity in the district, but adding a masters would mean nothing to my pay.
I am in a role where I am the School Nurse and the Health Teacher in my building. In order to keep my certification to do both I needed to get a Masters Degree. I could do it in Nursing or in Education. In the end I decided the Masters in Education was a better fit for me and I did a program where I got my Masters and my K-6 teaching certification all in one.
I've toyed with getting my masters. Since my school is chartered through a local university, I'm technically a university employee, so my tuition would be free. It makes sense to go as far as I can if the tuition is free. However, my BSN is on my radar first. I suppose I'll have to see if I have the stamina for my masters after that!
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