(Closed) Any nurse bees? (Career/schooling question)

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ellabee: I dont know what PM means but I am in a nursing program and have got advice from many people. What is your current degree in? and do you know you honestly love nursing, that would be a huge factor on committing to a 3 year masters program or just a BSN. Many suggest that you just get your basic RN and then work a few years in a hospital setting. All of the masters programs I am aware of are specialty such as anesthesia, physiatrics, etc. This could also be a plus to working a few years as a basic RN and then deciding what you want to specialize in. 

Post # 4
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lockha: PM is private message, up in the right hand corner of the screen.


@ellabee:  You could PM helenberrycrunch, she is a nurse and I am sure would be happy to answer your questions.

Post # 5
19 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you want to eventually have a higher degree I would go with the 3 year program just because it would seem hard to go back to school again.  I’m going into my senior year of a BSN program this fall and its hard for me to imagine going back for a masters at this point lol.  Good luck!

Post # 6
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

May I ask what are these master’s degrees in?  I am a nurse and most of the degrees I’ve seen for master’s require at least 1-2 years experience. 

Post # 7
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009


I agree with this. I’ll be blunt and honest as I work with many nursing students and new grads, some get out there in the real word and don’t like nursing like they thought they did. I’ve been a nurse for almost 6 years mow and love it. I also DISAGREE that it would be hard to go back. I’m 31 and back in school and I know many people that work a few years then go back bc they’ve learned what area they want to focus on. Most masters programs focus on a particular area and I would want to be sure I really love that specialty before going through that. I say get your BSN and get your feet wet and feel what you love or are interested in then go for a masters. But this is just my opinion. I hope this helps!

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