I have been playing and toying with this for several years: LLM in health law or a MSN. My husband gave me the green light and I am returning to college in the Spring of 2010 for my MSN. Part time, of course.
I haven't decided on a track. I need to do some research on my options. I am planning to do the traditional route as opposed to online or maybe a program that allows a combination of online and traditional classes. I also need to look at the costs.
Do you have any suggestions on where I should apply? We have several programs in our area: University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Mt. St. Joseph, Northern Kentucky University, Wright State University near Dayton, Ohio, etc.
I do like the idea of being a psychiatric CNS or NP. This would fit nicely with my law practice and I could work part-time in private practice as a CNS/NP. However the psychiatric CNS/NP track at University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is online only. I really wanted to attend traditional classes.
I am also considering adult or family NP. Personally, I think I would really like to work in home care as a NP and I am seeing more positions advertised in the Greater Cincinnati area for home health NPs. What do you think?
I have no plans to leave my law practice (I plan to take 2-3 classes a quarter). I see aMSN as professional development and enriching the services I will provide to my law and consulting practice clients. I am excited.
What is my goal? Primarily self-enrichment and professional development.