Associate of nursing and bachelor of science to bsn

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    I have an associate nursing degree and a bachelor of science in communication. I would like to have a bsn and think I would need a few more classes to accomplish this. I see all kinds of online and other university advertisement for rn to bsn, but cannot find any information on someone who already had a bachelors and a bs becoming a bsn...anyone know schools that do this or what exactly it may take to complete? Please help!
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    For most schools that offer RN-BSN programs, the classes required are strictly nursing related, so I don't think having a BS in Communications is going to shorten your schooling in any significant way.
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    I have a diploma in nursing and a BS in Biochemistry. Currently enrolled ar Ohio University. I think you should research school so see how much of your credits they will accept. OU accepted quite a bit of my credits from my previous BS degree. But my degree was science related.

    Here is a great OU university link:

    http://allnurses.com/distance-learni...rn-534171.html
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    Quote from klone
    For most schools that offer RN-BSN programs, the classes required are strictly nursing related, so I don't think having a BS in Communications is going to shorten your schooling in any significant way.
    I know that going from associates to bachelors level requires a lot of the basic classes that I have already had such as all the englishes, chemistry, liberal arts, maths, etc...so I know I will not have to re take those...just wondering what specific nursing classes there r to advance this degree. Thanks for ur reply!
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    since you already have your RN and a bachelors don't bother with the BSN. it's not worth it, you're already qualified for BSN jobs since you have both.

    it's much smarter to go RN to MSN route.
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    for management I think they would consider you w/o the BSN. I don't know where you live but in CA you can get your PHN with a BA + a community health class/clinical
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    Quote from heatheryk
    for management I think they would consider you w/o the BSN. I don't know where you live but in CA you can get your PHN with a BA + a community health class/clinical
    Think it depends on whether or not you work for a magnet facility. A lot of nurses (myself included) have had to go back to school in order to obtain our BSN b/c our hospital was now magnet. No promotions or job transfers w/out it.
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    Appreciate the input thus far! I am considering going the rn/msn route but I have small children and will probably put this big step off for a bit. The hospital I work for does not distinguish in pay an and and a bsn and they do consider my prior bs appropriate for management positions..though I am not intersted in management at this time. What I want to do is pick up an extra day as a clinical instructor and the school here requires a bsn to do this!
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    Quote from deltaroxxy2
    Think it depends on whether or not you work for a magnet facility. A lot of nurses (myself included) have had to go back to school in order to obtain our BSN b/c our hospital was now magnet. No promotions or job transfers w/out it.
    Would the magnet facilities allow an ADN -MSN instead? Or would a post-graduate diploma in nursing suffice?
    It seems a shame to have to earn a bachelors all over again.
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    Quote from pedicurn
    Would the magnet facilities allow an ADN -MSN instead? Or would a post-graduate diploma in nursing suffice?
    It seems a shame to have to earn a bachelors all over again.
    Magnet requires ONE degree in nursing science for management positions; BSN, MSN, ~or~ DNS/PhD
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