Masters nursing programs are for nurses who have already proven their worth with undergraduate degrees. These can be either LPN/LVNs or RNs who now wish to continue on with their education. There are many reasons to pursue a masters, some of which include supervisor jobs where you’ll be managing a number of RNs or LPNs. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, be prepared to consider going back to school.
Masters nursing programs are available both through traditional means such as colleges and universities as well as online via internet classes. Unfortunately, some internet degrees don’t carry the weight of their counterparts in brick and mortar schools, so check with potential employers to see what their hiring standards are. Generally, the more advanced your education level, the less likely online programs will meet all of your needs.