Hi. I'm new to this board. I'm 35 (ugh) and just starting ADN classes. I have a plan spread out on paper as to my classes and timeline to actually get into CRNA school. My plan is over 6 years. However, am I to assume that I could possibly work in critical care after I get my RN, while at the same time getting my BSN and have that work experience count towards the requirement for crna school? (I know, it's like a rock fell out of the sky) I just always had it in my head - RN-BSN-work for 1 year to get into crna school-apply-then finish. But actually, hmmmmmm. This could really cut my time down. I'm in Northern Ohio and the requirements for crna schools around here are 1 year critical care experience. Does it matter what comes first - BSN or work experience? Both at the same time?
Thanks for your help!! (yeh, i know i'm old)