Where to start ?

  1. Hi!
    I am 26, never been to college and now I want to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
    But from what I have read I need to have a BSN.
    Here is where I get confuse....should I start to become an RN?
    1.If so what do I do or where do i go?
    2. Online? Or only on campus
    Or can I just go straight for BSN?
    1. Can I do it online?
    I have no clue of where to begin...i know what I want to do, but I need advice as to how to get there.
    I've read a million things online, and it feels like so much info but nothing specifically.
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  3. by   Lhalty
  4. by   Guy in Babyland
    You have two choices if your goal is to get your BSN. Either get your ASN and then do a bridge program (RN-BSN). Depending on your location, finding a job with an ASN while you are going to school for RN-BSN. One advantage to that path is that RN-BSN programs can be done online. Your second option is to go to a BSN program.

    Both ASN and BSN programs require in clinicals, so you can't do a pre-licensure program online.

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