Can I get my RN and then my BSN?

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    Can somebody please explain to me how this works? I'm hearing all sorts of nonsesne from different people and really have no clue about it.
    I plan to get my RN at a community college, but I'd like to also get my BSN so I can later get my CRNA. Is this possible? What steps would you take?

    (I'd go to a 4-year and get my BSN right out but it's cheaper to go to CC and I'm graduating high school at a charter school and alas we are not able to right out go to a 4-year college)
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    Yes you can do that, its what I'm doing. Get your associates and take the NCLEX to become licensed. Toward the end of your progrsm, apply to a 4 year school to a RN-BSN program. Your CC may have articulation agreements with some, or a dual-joint program with one. You can also opt for a completion program and do it online.
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    RN is the title. There are two ways to get it. either a 2 year Associates or a 4 year BSN.
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    thats what Im doing RN-BSN is mostly online Ive heard.
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    Hi ElizabethDawn~
    You'll see a lot of pro's and con's for each approach; the best answer is to figure out which works best for you.
    You'll also see that some people heavily promote BSNs vs ADNs or diplomas; yes, that does seem to be the way the industry is going, BUT all are available and can be viable for getting a job. The key is to see what is best for YOUR area. If your area has a lot of diploma programs, perhaps it is because the facilities are willing to hire them. If there are a lot of Magnet hospitals, and you plan on working in a hospital setting, then a BSN is the best way to go.
    Yes this kind of research is a bit harder. And you don't have to do it all at once; the basics for most programs are the same.
    The key is to study hard, don't screw off and learn about how to interact with patients!
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    I'm in an RN program and planning to get my BSN after that. There's a university where I live that has an online RN-BSN program and you do clinicals at the local hospitals. Most of the hospitals in my area do tuition reimbursement so I think my best option is to get my RN first so they can help me pay for the rest.
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    Quote from merlinsbeard
    I'm in an RN program and planning to get my BSN after that. There's a university where I live that has an online RN-BSN program and you do clinicals at the local hospitals. Most of the hospitals in my area do tuition reimbursement so I think my best option is to get my RN first so they can help me pay for the rest.
    how's your semester going so far???
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    If you already know that you plan to do your CRNA, you might consider going right to a BSN program, rather than going through an ADN, THEN a BSN program. It can save you time and potentially money, depending on the schools.
    Either way, do your prerequisites at the community college. The classes will transfer to a university if you're doing it right.


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