Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success
BSN, RN, CRRN
December 17, 2012
MSN, RN, CNS, NE-BC
Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success Higher education is an essential tool for those wishing to participate and compete in the global market (Slaughter & Rhodes, 2004). A completion of graduate study equals better life because of higher salary, higher job positions, and the respect from others; these are some of the reasons students pursue their master’s or doctoral degree. Students got over their fears of hours of no sleep and difficulty coping in class to complete their graduate study because of the possibility of possessing a good life beyond completion of the degree. “The decision to pursue graduate studies should not be taken lightly” (Kramer, 2007, para. 2). I have involved my whole family in deciding whether to go for it or not. Before deciding to take my graduate study, I had to think it through for a long time, until one by one, all my reasons not to get my MSN started dropping off from my list. The need to fulfill my personal and professional goals replaced my hesitance to take this degree. My short-term goal is to complete this first three weeks without a problem arising from it. The result of this class will tell me if I can balance my work, family, and study well. I know this course will demand so much of my time that time will come I may regret other important things in my life. Professionally, my goal is to finish this course so I can move to teaching in either nursing school or be working in the education department of a hospital. I do not see myself working on the floor for another two to three years. Nowadays in the hospital setting requires more physical effort from the nurses because there was a decrease in the hours of aides. Working on the floor is becoming heavier physically because of this. I believe I...
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