Do you have to have a BSN for acceptance into a CRNA program? - page 2

I would really like to become a CRNA but I am confused as to what the requirements are for admission to a CRNA program. Do you have to have a bachelors in nursing or could it be in something like... Read More

  1. by   Maxs
    Does the 4 year path alleviate the intensity of the nursing program when compared to the 2 year program (ADN)?

    Thanks in advance...

    Maxs
  2. by   meandragonbrett
    Quote from Maxs
    Does the 4 year path alleviate the intensity of the nursing program when compared to the 2 year program (ADN)?

    Thanks in advance...

    Maxs
    No, it does not. The first two years is filled with prereqs such as bio, chem, literature, history, psychology, etc. Then the next two years are filled with nursing classes.
  3. by   Tony35NYC
    Most of the schools I've looked into applying to require a BSN degree, but its a six or half-dozen situation when you think about the alternative at the schools that don't require one. If you don't have the BSN they will accept your application but require that you do "bridge" courses to make up before you can actually begin the CRNA program. However, from a financial viewpoint, this may not be your best option because it costs a lot more to do these bridge courses in grad school than it would to do an accelerated BSN completion program at the undergraduate level in about the same amount of time (provided you're an RN who already has at least an associates degree). The university may not try to discourage your application because they're looking forward to collecting hefty graduate tuition fees from you for their bridge program.

    I would research my options some more If I were you.
  4. by   1gavi1
    hello there.
    you might be able to help me.
    i just found out by searching thru few schools,umdnj,few in PA that to get in crna school an RN is not sufficient they want a BSN. I'am 31 father of 3 , don't have time to sit around so need an accelerated bsn.
    I found one not to far from where i leave its NJCU, 12 months sounds a little to quick.NO? What do you think? How much can you cramm . UMDNJ hasw 14 months ,they told its very intense(as expected),i wonder if they have a diff curiculum than other accelerated BSN prog? Is it worth less than other prog?
    My goal is to get a BSN work in ICU for 2 years qualify to get into CRNA prog . Is this BSN from NJCU(commu college) going to be worth less( in the crna board )than a bsn from UMDNJ or Rutgers? or maybe a BSN is a BSN no matter where you got it from,all they care is that you have a bsn.?
    Thanks for your time , i appreciate it.

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