WGU MSN Leadership - Anyone got a job?

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  • Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

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I plan to get my MSN in leadership from WGU, curious to see if anyone got a job with this degree as a director of nursing, chief nurse, or any executive administrative nursing position in general? 

Looking to get this so I can get out of bedside nursing and be at a desk. I already have leadership abilities and roles that I fill everyday as a Active Duty military nurse. The military makes you do both clinical bedside and management along with a million other things so I want to make the choice to just be an administrator full time.

Please advise, thanks.

klone, MSN, RN

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Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

Yes, I've been a service line director with my MSN from WGU. I have not had the desire to go beyond that, and at this time I prefer frontline management, because I can still wear scrubs and put my hands on patients now and then.