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?
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.
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.
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
It is only worth it if it allows you to do what your passion calls to do.
Yes! I think so!
In my opinion, NO!!
Yes, but is not worth it to do a doctorate. Stick with theMasters Program