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Is it worth it to go back to school to become a NP?

November 21st, 2021

Honestly, I am on the fence about this too. I currently live and work in CA but have lived and worked in many other states. What I am finding (especially in CA) is that the amount it takes to get an advanced degree (time, effort, money) is not significant when you’re already making six figures with a BSN. So, ask yourself, is it something you really want and will it advance you in the financial aspect you think to will?

November 16th, 2021

I apologize but I disagree. To do anything and make money having an MSN gets you nowhere in KS and MO. I have had a Masters Degree for 3 years now and do the same thing I did when I had my BSN. You have to get a DNP.

November 29th, 2021

Becoming a NP isn’t necessarily an advancement in career track. It’s a role change where you go back to being a novice for awhile. Yes it sometimes comes with better hours and better pay but the responsibility is so different.

I would encourage you to spend time with an NP who is doing what you think you want to do and talk to others who are doing other things because it may take awhile to get where you want to be.

November 24th, 2021

I’m in Florida & agree. As a matter of fact: many “special district” designated non-profits utilize the same STOP LOSS methods that the military use to keep nurses in designated roles & refuse to promote from within. It’s disheartening

November 17th, 2021

It is only worth it if it allows you to do what your passion calls to do.

November 24th, 2021

Yes! I think so!

November 24th, 2021


November 23rd, 2021

In my opinion, NO!!

November 7th, 2021

Yes, but is not worth it to do a doctorate. Stick with theMasters Program