|Undergrad or Masters? What would you do?
||[Feb. 28th, 2013|01:09 am]
The Question Club
So I have a BA in sociology (lol) and I recently completed my BHSc in anatomy and public health. I've accepted a place in the Honours program for public health which will mean a thesis is taken up by this year.|
My supervisor has asked me what I want to do when I've finished. I would like to do nursing, particularly community health nursing. I have three options
1. My PhD, which would not make me a nurse but I get a Doctorate in public health and potentially end up in research (there is fuck all pay in research). If I get over 80% in my thesis, I will get into the PhD program. My current average is 84%. A PhD takes up to 4-5yrs to complete, OR
2. A Masters of Nursing Science (MNSc) at a university in the city, which spans two years, OR
3. A graduate entry program for the Bachelor of Nursing, at my current university, which would make it my third undergraduate degree, which also spans two years.
I pay my course fees upfront (the Masters and Grad Entry BN cost about the same) and I have no issues with supporting myself (plus i love learning) so I plan on studying for most of my life, while working full time. 2 and 3 lead to be being a registered Division 1 nurse. I can always work part time as a nurse and continue studying, too.
With all this info- what would you do?