cRNA programs and BSN?

  1. Hi all! I currently have an ADN, and my long term goal is to go to cRNA school. I've been told by several people that it doesn't matter where I get my BSN from, just so long as my grades are really good. I'm looking into a program at UMass Amherst that is online and grants you a BSN in three semesters (woo hoo!), but I'm not sure how great that would look to future cRNA programs I apply to. I've tried calling (seriously) every school in New England about their view on this (and in BSNs in general) and I keep getting the run around ("oh, the director isn't here," "no, it doesn't matter. At least I don't think so", etc.). Grrr. I just want to do this right and not waste time and/or money. Can somebody set me straight? Thanks!
    Ruthie (rainagrey)
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   CougRN
    if it's an accredited program then it shouldn't be a problem. 3 semesters is probably going to be very intense though. but if you can do it and get the grades then by all means do it. your work experience is going to be more important then where you get your bsn. best of luck
  4. by   UCDSICURN
    I agree with Coug. Most schools want a BSN from an NLN (National League of Nursing) accredited school. Some programs accept "other" accredidations as well.

    The programs aren't going to care if you finish your BSN in "X" number of semesters, just as long as you have the piece of paper and the grades to go with it.

    Hope this helps.

    Donn C.

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