No other domain considers as many aspects before hiring an individual for a role, as nursing does. Probably, the same level of complexity even applies to nursing education. Indeed the starting point for a nurse's nursing career is a course in LPN, but in the most advanced stage, nurses could also do MSN, popularly known as Masters of Science in Nursing. There are some reasons why nursing students opt to do the MSN program, typically done after the nurse completes her BSN program.
First and foremost, it must not be misunderstood that all the online nursing programs will be accelerated or even that all the accelerated programs will be accessible online. As a result, you should confirm the authenticity and structure of a program prior to signing up.
Online course work can begin within 4 weeks of application.
- Nurses can, with the help of the MSN program, hope to study and work for specialized roles like CRNA (certified Nurse Anesthetist), Certified Nurse Midwife and so on. Each of these roles is intensive and focuses on certain skill-sets.
- Some nurses like to work on challenging roles in a healthcare setting, right from the start of their nursing career. It must be noted here that between each level of study, universities demand a certain level of work experience. For example, before a nurse enrolls for a Master's program, she must prove couple years of experience working in a healthcare setting.
Nurses who complete the Master's program may not be called experts in nursing, because this domain teaches nurses something new almost every day. In fact, nurses should always keep their minds open to learn new things, irrespective of whether they are a Master's graduate or a Bachelor's graduate. The salaries are definitely much higher than any of the other roles in nursing, so money to be earned is definitely not a constraint.
The Master's program is very intensive and needs the complete time and dedication from nurses. Probably, this fact explains why only about 5% of nurses opt for the Master's course at any point of their professional life. Once a nurse completes a Master's program, she would be offered a specialized role in a healthcare setting.