ADN with previous B.S. enough?

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    I was wondering if any crna's here have gotten into a crna program with an associate degree in nurisng with a previous B.S. in a health related field. thanks
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    Some schools require a BS in Nursing others allow for non nursing baccalaureate degrees with sufficient science concentration: gen chem 1&2, gen bio 1&2, a&p 1&2, gen micro, math through precalc, possibly gen physics 1&2, et al.. For instance, a friend has 2 years into a BS in Biochem + ADN RN - got him into a top 5 school.
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    Quote from AlexCCRN
    Some schools require a BS in Nursing others allow for non nursing baccalaureate degrees with sufficient science concentration: gen chem 1&2, gen bio 1&2, a&p 1&2, gen micro, math through precalc, possibly gen physics 1&2, et al.. For instance, a friend has 2 years into a BS in Biochem + ADN RN - got him into a top 5 school.
    So, does he have a BS in Biochem? Or does he have an ADN and 2 years of work TOWARDS a BS? I'm confused....
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    Yes it's possible. Just depends some schools want a BSN. There is a guy in my class right now who has a BS in biology, got an ADN and that was enough.
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    ADN + 2 years toward a BS in Biochemistry. Just apply with what you have. Meet with some advisors. You'll soon find what's gonna work.
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    Does anyone know if there are schools out there where you do not have to have a degree? I don't know of one. It sounds like Alex's friend has 2 years of sciences (i.e. physics, chem, o-chem, bio-chem, etc. - which is great!), but they don't have a degree. Is that the case?
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    Some school's minimum requirements for nurse anesthesia is a BA or BS in something with 'appropriate' science courses AND licensure (unlimitted) as an RN for whatever state you'll do clinicals in AND at least 1 year high acuity (preferably surgical/trauma) ICU experience. Nurse anesthetists will have earned a Masters degree before sitting for the CRNA boards so, in addition, you may need to sit for the GRE; see Albany Medical School.

    On the other end of the spectrum are schools requiring a BS Nursing with greater than 3.20 grade point average AND the RN licensure AND several years high acuity ICU experience AND clinical recommendations AND an excellent GRE score AND prerequisite course work in Organic Chemistry, Advanced Physiology, Pharmacology, Advanced Assessment and the like AND preference for experential credentials like 'CCRN', et al; see Columbia University.
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