RN vs a BSN

  1. Hi! I'm new here! I am currently taking pre-reqs to apply to the accelerated program at Purdue University (I have a BFA in theatre). I have recently discovered that I may not be able to take one of my pre-reqs next semester, therefore I cannot apply to the accelerated program.

    Is it crucial that I get a BSN? Are they paid more or hired more often the RNs? Without a BSN, I cannot get an MSN, can I?

    Thanks for your help! This process has been long, confusing and frustrating!

    Mel
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Abbienursingstudent
    Hey Nestie!

    What pre-req do you have left? Is it one that you can take online? After that link I posted on ML, I would think that to get your MSN you have to have a BSN first. :flowersfo
  4. by   NeoNurseTX
    RN is a license. BSN / ADN is a degree. Either one is still an RN (provided they pass the NCLEX). There are a gazillion threads on the ADN vs BSN debate - just do a search.
  5. by   sirI
    hello, thenewbuchanan and welcome to allnurses.com


    the adn/bsn debate has been discussed extensively here at allnurses.com. here is a thread with many links about this topic where you may ask questions and make comments:


    have a question about adn/bsn? read this:

    enjoy the site.

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