CNA to RN/ MSN? Advantage for acceptance in BSN/ MSN?Register Today!
This is a discussion on CNA to RN/ MSN? Advantage for acceptance in BSN/ MSN? in Pre-Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... I just met with the head of an accelerated RN MSN program in California. They take 20 students a...by onesmartgirl Aug 19, '09I just met with the head of an accelerated RN MSN program in California. They take 20 students a year, there are a couple other accelerated BSN programs in the area too, all highly competitive. The woman I met with told me the best way to impress admissions (besides a 4.0 grade average) was by taking the CNA course and working in a hospital as a CNA before applying. She said references from doctors I work with there would be much more valuable than just hospital volunteer work. As I will have to take a semester off of my prerequisites to do this, then find a job and work while I'm in school (making less than I make now in my part-time job) I would like to know if anyone has any experience with doing this, or if any administrators have any feedback--does this make a big difference? I will do whatever it takes to get accepted and become a nurse, if this is the path, I will do it--but really need to know if this will make the difference.
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