I graduated from a major university with a Bachelor's of Science in an unrelated field 11 years ago. I will be going back to school in 2009 to work towards an R.N. license....however, I am unsure if I should do the ADN or BSN Fast-Track Program. I like the idea of the community college concept, but want to make sure I'm doing the right thing.
I know there has been A LOT of discussion about this on the boards.
But, what I want to know is this: say I want to continue on to grad school (CRNA is of interest to me)---will I have to have a BSN
or just a Bachelor's Degree period? I ask this b/c the University at which I would complete my graduate level work just states online that a Bachelor's Degree is necessary--of course, along with other requirements, like being a licensed R.N., 1-2 years of ICU work, etc.? They don't specifically say BSN
How difficult is it for an R.N. with an ADN to get into OR work? That's what I really want to do, whether I go back to school for CRNA or not. I'm in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Thank you so much for your replies. I shadowed my good friend who is a CRNA recently, and I have to tell you nurses---people do NOT give nurses enough credit (or pay!)---what dedication and hard work this profession is! I have newfound credit and passion!
for this field.
ETA: If doing the BSN route, I would still have to take a bunch of pre-req's that I didn't take previously....