I am wondering the same thing. I already have a bachelors in public health and am graduating in may with my associate degree in nursing. I would love to get a phn job when i graduate but wondering if I need a BSN first.
I started out part-time with my ADN but when a FT position became available, my supervisor hired me with the condition that I complete my BSN within 5 years. Had I not already been working there PT she would not have even considered me.
I am a LPN and I'm working on my BSPH through Kent State. I have seen both LPN an RN positions in Virginia but there are more RN positions available of course. I'm planning to finish my RN after I'm done with my public health degree. I just needed to have some time to work and take a break from nursing school before I'm ready to go back.