Should I Return to Study? The Nurse's Question...

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When you’re a nurse who has completed your initial study, earned a diploma or degree and become licensed as a healthcare professional, the very thought of returning to university can be overwhelming.

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Sometimes, another course of study and the degree it bestows can be the best option for your success. The question of returning to study for further nursing education can indeed be a source of confusion and angst. How can you make such an important decision in a thoughtful manner, especially when considering every aspect of your life?


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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
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Tuan Tran
30 Mar 2023
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Kathleen Taylor
01 Apr 2021
Thought provoking
Nicole Hollins
20 Feb 2020
Interesting read that reinforced my thoughts on future study. At this point in time spending $30,000 Aus is not financially viable.
Alisha Gillon
10 Sep 2020
This article was interesting to read as it gave lots of suggestions to consider when thinking about study
Yoshihide Ishihara
30 Aug 2019
Good read
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