Hi guys, I need some help. I'm sure you are all pretty sick of questions like this, but I have done lots of research trying to figure out what would be my most logical course of action, and I keep finding conflicting, and often confusing results and answers. Let me start from square one;
I earned a BS almost 5 years ago, and my ultimate goal of becoming a CRNA. My first step is obviously a BS to RN program, and from what I have read, it doesn't seem to matter from what school. By that I mean that I don't have to go Temple, a local community college will suffice. But then again, I could be wrong. The next step is a Master's Degree, but this is where I get confused. Before the actual program, I must be a practicing nurse for at least a year. I also read that it is best to work as a trauma nurse; in preparation for whats to come. Does the hospital that you work at matter? Is a busy city hospital more preferable to a small town one? Furthermore, what is the "ideal" Master's program? I have seen "Master of Science in Anesthesia", "Master of Science in Nursing", and "Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia". What are the differences in those programs? Does one prepare you more comprehensively than another? I started college as a nursing major, over 10 years ago, and after a roundabout way, realized this is indeed my true passion. Needless to say, I am ready to start my career, and don't want to make any mistakes that will wind up costing me more time.
Any help you guys can give will be greatly appreciated! Also, if you guys know or think there is a program out there that is far superior to another, I would like to hear about that as well. This is my first time posting, and I look forward to your responses.
Thanks in advance for your help!