With an increasingly competitive job market and in an increasingly hectic world, more people are looking to online master’s degree programs to boost their competitive edge. But the decision to pursue a master’s degree is about more than getting ahead. For Doris Watson, MSN, deciding whether and where to enroll in an online master’s degree program is about personal ambition and lifestyle. “Prospective students always have to know what [their] goals are,” says Doris, a graduate of Walden’s Masters of Science in Nursing program. “What do you want to do? Where do you want to move and how do you want to advance?” Of course, while considering their futures, students should also think about the present. “And so the next thing,” Doris says, “would be to look into a program that fits you as a person and fits into your lifestyle.” Listen to Doris’ thoughts on enrolling in a master’s degree program.

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