advancing as a school nurse

  1. Hi everyone!,

    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?
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  3. by   LikeTheDeadSea
    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.
  4. by   Supernrse01
    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
  5. by   k1p1ssk
    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!
  6. by   aprilmoss
    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.
  7. by   100kids
    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.
  8. by   KeeperOfTheIceRN
    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!