Don't forget the BS - page 4

by LaborNurse1 3,743 Views | 34 Comments

I'm not going to argue whether RN's should be diploma, 2 year, or 4 year, but what I have a complaint about is that for those of us with a BS with a major in nursing get left out of the loop. Many times we are just given the... Read More


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    Quote from LaborNurse1
    I guess the frustration lies in people sticking a title behind my name that is not entirely correct. Perhaps I am getting stuck in details, but for what ever reason I prefer to have it correct.

    Here is an example where you will see that the degree at this school doesn't have BSN or even MSN. Scroll to the botton and you will see what I am referring to.

    http://www.uml.edu/catalog/undergrad...0study%202.pdf

    And here is another link from UMass Boston:
    http://www.umb.edu/academics/departm...ors/index.html
    the top link, it's for RN's getting their BSN or MSN (or they're getting the BSN, then proceeding to the MSN) - pretty clear, actually. Still called BSN and MSN. This program, at the top, says "Registered nurses...." So the Bachelor's they're pursuing at the College of Health Professions IS the BSN.
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    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Many have 4 year degrees besides and other than BSN. In addition, I know of many 2nd or 3rd degree RNs who have ADN plus BA pr degrees in related fields like biology, chemistry or psychology/social work, yet "they" just tear them down as "only AD nurses". I wish we could just respect everyone's educational accomplishments period.
    If you have a Bachelor's in "biology, chemistry"... those science-specific, then it would be a Bachelor's in Science, not Arts.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Just to throw this in the mix....... I work with several nurses who have RN, BAN on their badges for Bachelor of Arts in Nursing. Some schools grant the BAN instead of BSN.
    hmmm never heard of BAN... Nursing is SCIENCE-related, not arts... I did Google it... are these BAN's within a nursing program, specifically? Or are the BAN's just a focus on Nursing? If that's the case, you'd think it wouldn't be valid to sit for the licensing exam...

    I did find this site for RN-BAN
    http://www.dwu.edu/nursing/ba/index.htm
    The above link mentions the nursing portion is done online, which only serves to reinforce my question of the validity to sit for the boards. Unless you go through an ADN program first, then proceed to the BAN. I have never heard of this.... even researching where I would go to school for my BSN, I never came across this... very informative!
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    Not sure how it relates to nursing but in the colleges I have attended/seen most if not all degrees offer a B.A. or a B.S..

    The differences is usually that the B.A.'s are more humainties based and the B.S. have more scientific requirements.

    While I was working on my B.S. in physics it required 6 more credits of lower level 'Science' classes and 6 more higher level classes related specifically to the degree.

    In science professions a B.S. is preferable. I would think that it would be in Nursing as well.
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    hmmm never heard of BAN... Nursing is SCIENCE-related, not arts... I did Google it... are these BAN's within a nursing program, specifically? Or are the BAN's just a focus on Nursing? If that's the case, you'd think it wouldn't be valid to sit for the licensing exam...

    *** Real, highly respected nursing schools grant BANs and their grad can sit the NCLEX and they are CCNE acreteted and everything.

    I did find this site for RN-BAN
    http://www.dwu.edu/nursing/ba/index.htm
    The above link mentions the nursing portion is done online, which only serves to reinforce my question of the validity to sit for the boards. Unless you go through an ADN program first, then proceed to the BAN. I have never heard of this.... even researching where I would go to school for my BSN, I never came across this... very informative

    *** Here is a web site for a real and very highly repected nursing school that grants a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in nursing. I first heard of the BAN when looking at the army's nurse recruiting page that listed as a requirment a "BSN or BAN".

    http://www.css.edu/Academics/School_...A_Nursing.html


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