Confused on RN or BSN?

  1. I've decided to go back to school to become a RN. Although initially I would like to gain some clinical experience my long term goals are to get involved in possibly wellness education or diabetes education. I have a BS in Nutrition and I'm a registered dietitian. Do you think that an RN would help me achieve my goals or do I need to go for the BSN RN?
    What are some of the advantages to the BSN RN versus the RN without BSN?
    Also, I was wondering if I decide for the RN through a diploma school, is it easy to get the BSN?

    Thanks,
    Confused
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Welcome to Allnurses.com.
    There are already many, many threads on this topic, if you go thru search on the gold-bar at the top of this site. You already have a BS, getting a BSN will not make any difference in your career, unless you want to go into nursing management. You would be better off going into a bridge program where you get your MSN, in about the same time that it would take you to get the BSN, since you already have a BS, and in a health science.

    Hope that this helps..............
  4. by   hypnotic_nurse
    I believe that you can be a certified diabetes educator as a dietician -- at least that's true here in OK.
  5. by   suzanne4
    My sister is a clinical nutritionist/dietician and is a C.D.E.
    She has her own practice in NY on Long Island.

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