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Going Back to School for a Master’s Degree

March 24th, 2010 by – Nursing Expert

I have been a registered nurse for the past 5 years and I love my job. I’m feeling up for a new challenge and am considering going back to school to earn my master degree in nursing. How can I handle this workload and continue to keep my full-time job? I’m just worried that I won’t be able to handle the academic stress while I’m simultaneously working long night shifts. Help!

Once you’ve been a nurse for a while, you may want a new focus and decide to get your master’s degree in nursing, an MSN. This endeavor is a challenge, but with the availability of online nursing degree programs, as well as traditional nursing programs, an RN who wants to upgrade to an MSN usually can. Look for programs that can accommodate your schedule and offer support to its working RNs.

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