Earning a Dual Master's Degree in Nursing can set you on a direct path to creating change in our healthcare system. Many nurses, and even those with entry-level nursing degrees, have decided to embark upon this journey. It is one of the most beneficial, yet challenging ways to expand your education. Earning a dual Master’s degree means that you will be taking courses in two separate graduate degree paths, either simultaneously or in phases, eventually receiving two degrees.
There are several options for double Master’s degree programs for nurses, and we will attempt to find and explain them all as they relate to the nursing profession and your own personal success. Most dual degree nursing programs combine a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with another related graduate degree allowing you to earn two degrees at once. Earning an advanced nursing degree alongside a business, public health, administration or even a legal degree is possible, along with many options that combine aspects of healthcare quality and management with nursing. To learn more, contact the schools that offer programs you are interested in so that you can speak with an admissions representative and learn more about curriculum, costs and accreditation.
Once you have decided on a couple of possible routes, look into how the program is delivered. As a nurse, you may find that there is an area of practice, such as research or epidemiology, which you feel drawn to. Find those programs that offer non-nursing courses that can support your interests and career goals.
You may want to look into the research that is currently funded at University you plan to attend to determine if there is a fit between your interests and what is being studied, e.g. Diabetes, Women’s Health or Cultural Health, by the nursing faculty at the school you are interested in.
You can never have too much information when it comes to choosing the right school to earn your Dual Master's Degree in Nursing, so take the time to request more information today. If you have questions that are not answered by visiting RNtoMSN.com, please feel free to contact us at info@RNtoMSN.com. Our nurse editor responds to all requests and would be happy to help you learn more about joint degree programs and how they can propel your nursing career forward.
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