I've just started LPN school at Miami Dade College this past August and I'll be done in December of 2011. My final goal is to be Nurse Practioner/CRNA but I'd like to have a set plan. What would be the fastest way to get my degrees? Should I stick with MDC for the long haul(lpn-rn-bsn- "msn somewhere else")? Or should I consider an online option? Any advice is welcome.
LPN -> RN -> BSN -> MSN (basic route)
LPN -> RN (BSN or RN through Entry-Level or bridge program MSN) -> Gain 1+ year Critical Care Experience -> MSN (CRNA)
*RN with MSN can also apply to CRNA program, which will result in two MSN degrees.
Stick with your school (I'm assuming it's a 4-year institution for offering a BSN), given that you get admitted into their BSN.
There may be some variables (type of classes, to cite one) along the way that you may not have expected to take or need to take for another program. So, plan carefully and stick to them. Do thorough research of admission standards of the schools to which you plan to apply.
I cannot shake the feeling that you are a little bit ahead...counting the chickens before they hatch, so to speak. But, I like that you are actually planning.
Just make certain you excel academically and clinically.
Here are some links that I found helpful for me:
http://allnurses.com/*allnurses.com CRNA forum*/
Best of luck!
Last edit by shaas on Nov 18, '10