How far do you plan to take your ed? - page 4

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I was wondering, how far is everyone planning on taking their education? I'm doing an ADN prog, then planning on moving so I can complete my BSN, then go... Read More

  1. by   Dublin37
    What a fun question! For now I want to just get my ADN in Nursing, with the RN of course. After my kids get older, oh high school or college, I plan to do a BSN to MSN program they have at the nearby Univ. I can do the combo in 2 or 3 years. Cool hah? Sounds totally fun. But after a 2 year absence (during the RN program) I just want to work a couple days a week and be a mom. Later, I will become......SUPERNURSE! :hatparty: (White cape included) Heather
  2. by   gotosleep
    Originally posted by EmeraldNYL
    Getting my BSN in three weeks!!! Whoo hoo!!! Anyway, I plan on working for about three years and then going to CRNA school.
    three years? Why wait three years?
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by gotosleep
    three years? Why wait three years?
    You usually have to have prior experience before even being accepted to a CRNA program.
  4. by   iliel
    I hope everyone is able to acomplish their goals!

    IMHO, if some one wants to work before continuing onto a MSN prog, then good for them.

    gotosleep...not everyone moves at the same pace.

    Good luck everyone!
  5. by   SirJohnny
    All:

    - I'll be 40 in January.

    - Will finish ASN in June 2006 or June 2007. Depending if I take a break or not.

    - Would like to get BSN, and possibly go for CRNA.

    - Would definitely like to get a Master's in Nursing and possibly go for a PhD in Nursing.

    John Coxey
  6. by   marilynmom
    Goto sleep,

    In order to even get into CRNA school you have to have a few years experience in an an ICU setting before they will even consider you. Most school prefer to see 3 years, 1 year is the bare minimum.

    M
  7. by   fitgirl0470
    okay, I have to ask because I have never heard of it.....what does adn stand for ?

    thanks gina
  8. by   iliel
    Originally posted by fitgirl0470
    okay, I have to ask because I have never heard of it.....what does adn stand for ?

    thanks gina
    associate degree nursing
  9. by   rn2be2006
    To EmeraldNYL,

    You are right...there are 6 CRNA school's around this area, but only 4 that I am looking at and applying to because of commute time.

    I heard the LaSalle/Montgomery Hospital program was excellent, as was Nazareth's. I haven't heard anything about the others.

    Good luck wherever you decide to go!
  10. by   meandragonbrett
    BSN, MSN (CRNA school), then DNSc (Doctorate of Nursing Science)


    Brett
  11. by   AmiK25
    Although one year ICU experience is the absolute minimum for CRNA, I would not say that most schools prefer three years or more. I think in the past, many people who applied to CRNA school have been nurses who worked ICU for several years and then wanted a career change. Now that CRNA's are becoming more well-known, many people are going to nursing school specifically to become a CRNA. I know of MANY people who have been accepted to CRNA programs with one year of experience. It seems that lately, programs are looking more at GPA, GRE, etc....and less at ICU experience. I graduated last week with my BSN, and I had considered applying for a CRNA program now for admission in Fall 2004. Both schools I am looking into said that my experience (or lack thereof....the absolute minimum of 1year by the time school started) would not hinder my acceptance if I had a good GPA, GRE scores, and could pass the clinical interview. Anyway, because my husband and I are expecting our first child in February, we decided to wait and apply next year for admittance in Fall 2005. Sorry to go on for so long, but I just wanted to share my opinion...and maybe encourage those who are worried about a lack of experience when applying.

    Ami
  12. by   live4today
    My life's dream is to own and operate my own hospital that will be all about nurses and patients. Doctors are only welcome if they can treat patients and nurses with dignity and respect.

    My next degree will hopefully prepare me for that venture. Anyone want to contribute to the pot of funds needed for me to be able to make this venture a reality, make your checks out to..........
  13. by   gotosleep
    Originally posted by marilynmom
    Goto sleep,

    In order to even get into CRNA school you have to have a few years experience in an an ICU setting before they will even consider you. Most school prefer to see 3 years, 1 year is the bare minimum.

    M
    umm....I'm in anesthesia school. I only did one year in the ICU. I was just trying to determine why he/she was waiting three years before applying.

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