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I am looking into a degree in MSN I have a few questions.

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I am looking into a degree in MSN I have a few questions. What qualifications are necessary to work in this field? Is this a field that you were interested in working in? Why or why not? In your opinion, what are the best parts about working in this field? In your opinion, what are some of the worst parts about working in this field? I am in college know and considering this for a career choice want and opinion on this career.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes I am still interested but would be nice if you could find someone soon.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok thank you for your help.

Hello, and welcome back to Just Answer.

I might be able to help you with this, but can you please specify what "MSN" stands for, as it can have multiple meanings.


What year of college are you in and what is your major?

Thanks for all your additional detail.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Master of science in nursing I am in my second year of college and am working on an lpn licence know.

Hi again, and thanks for your reply with additional information.

I thought it might be Master of Science in Nursing, but had to be sure, before sending you an answer.

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Hi again, and thanks for your patience.

Different schools offer different options in various programs, to earn this degree. You can see a sample of one here, from Indiana University:

Qualifications for admission to an MSN program will also vary, but typically will include an undergraduate degree--B.S. in Nursing. and being an R.N. with clinical experience in this field. Just for your reference, here is an example from the same university's admissions department:

I am interested in working in this field in order to expand my abilities and future goals in nursing, in order to help all people in need, especially those in need of specialized care.

The best part about working in this field is having the ability to make a difference in the care and lives of patients. There is so much more you can do, having your MSN, after completing your B.S. in Nursing, and you can choose your specialization. The salaries are also higher than that of R.N.

The worst parts of working in this field are increased responsibilities, making many more important decisions and increased pressure to be a leader to more people.

In my opinion, it would very advantageous to go on to earn your MSN after you graduate from college as an R.N. It will open up many more opportunities for you in the nursing field and you could be a Nurse Practitioner and even open your own practice. Many people are going on for this higher degree in this field and the job opportunities are fantastic.

I wish you much good luck in your future educational endeavors!

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Experience: M.A., B.A., Author, Information & Research Specialist
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