Can I become a Nurse Manager with an Associates RN, I have my Masters?

  1. Short Version : Will I miss out on my goals because I earned an Associates RN instead of a BSN?


    I have the choice to attend my community college and earn my RN in an associates program or I could go to a 4 year school and earn a BSN. I'd prefer to purse the community college route because its close to home and cheap(current loans are already high). I have my Bachelors in Accounting from C.S.U. And I just finished my Masters in Biomedical Science (research based thesis which I had to defend - happy thats over).

    My Goals/Areas of interest I would like to pursue and dont want to miss out of because of this dicision : Work my way up to be a Nurse Manager, be a Flight Nurse, or return to my alma mador for CRNA?

    Thank You for your thoughts
    Bill
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Depends on the institution. We had a manager with an ADN move into management with a BA in Business.

    Some of the smaller hospitals here, all the managers are ADNs. I worked at a hosital once where all the managers were MSNs. So it varies.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    I work for an HCA hospital and our nurse manager on acute med/surg telemetry is a ADN. She is awesome. I know the nurse manager on OB is also an ADN.

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