There’s no shortage of specialty areas for ambitious nurses.
“Nurses have a powerful thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to learn and grow, and this often translates into motivation to make a career change,” says Elaine Foster, Ph.D., MSN, RN, Associate Dean, Nursing Graduate Programs at American Sentinel University.
“It is not unusual to have a significant number of changes in the course of one’s professional career. These career changes are often a reflection of what’s most important to them at a particular stage of life such as an opportunity for leadership, flexibility in their personal life and the ability to pursue their professional interests.”
Dr. Foster frequently advises nurses who are ready to make a career change. Whether a nurse wants to move from a job at the bedside into more of an administrative position, or hopes to undergo additional training to qualify for work in a different specialty area, or to pursue a career that allows more flexibility, all change starts with advanced education.
She offered suggestions to Nurse.com for nurses who are looking for change.
Read Dr. Foster’s complete Q&A article in Nurse.com here. The article is courtesy of OnCourse Learning.
American Sentinel University offers a CCNE-accredited online Master of Science Nursing (MSN) program; an MSN is ideal for nurses who want to increase opportunity and earning power. As a BSN degree becomes the standard for the nursing profession, an MSN offers the opportunity to specialize, be on par with other healthcare providers, and put you more in demand. All MSN students select one of five specializations: case management, infection prevention and control, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing management and organizational leadership.
U.S. News and Report recognizes American Sentinel’s MSN program as being among the ‘Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.’
Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online MSN Program at http://www.americansentinel.edu/nursing/m-s-nursing or call 866.922.5690.