3 Obstacles Keeping RNs from MSN Programs and How ACE Overcomes Them

September 10, 2019

3 Obstacles Keeping RNs from MSN Programs and How ACE Overcomes Them

There are plenty of ways to talk yourself out of starting an RN to MSN program. Your plate is already full. There’s literally no extra time in your day. You were planning to join a gym again now that your kids are back in school, not go back to school yourself. If you start a program, the stress will turn you into a bad parent or spouse.

If this spiral of thoughts sounds familiar, it’s time for you to stop and take a breath. Sure, you have a lot going on with work and kids and family. But earning your MSN is possible, especially with a program like ACE’s.

Obstacle one: You’re busy. Like most online programs, ACE’s coursework is available 24 hours a day, any day of the week. But unlike other programs, ACE’s courses are all structured similarly, which means you know what to expect and when to expect it each and every week, regardless of the course or the instructor. That means you can plan way ahead to make sure your school schedule fits with your work schedule, your kids’ sports schedule, and your me-time (very important!). You don’t have to fear that each new course will bring a fluctuation in consumption of your time. It’s the same. Every course. Every week.

Obstacle two: You have no time. With ACE’s predictable structure, suddenly you do have the time. In fact, it’s very easy to dedicate a day or two to school and then have the other five days for family, work and snacking – I mean, using that gym membership. Spending several hours on coursework every day is not what your life is going to look like. Instead, with the right planning, ACE’s RN to MSN program will feel custom-made for you.

Obstacle three: You won’t be a good parent or spouse. This just isn’t true. You’ll be a more educated one! You’ll be setting a fabulous example for your kids, and have more ways to support them as your advanced degree opens up more career options.

With the support of ACE’s faculty, staff and structure, you can overcome the obstacles keeping you from your master’s degree.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American College of Education.

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