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This is a discussion on What would you do? in Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN, part of General Nursing ... I graduated from a major university with a Bachelor's of Science in an unrelated field 11 years...by lorimar75 Sep 12, '08I 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....Last edit by lorimar75 on Sep 12, '08
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- Sep 12, '08 by BinkieRNQuote from lorimar75I am 99.9% sure that you have to have your bachelors in nursing in order to get into a CRNA program. Best of LuckBut, 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?Last edit by BinkieRN on Sep 12, '08
- Sep 12, '08 by AltraA bachelor's degree in nursing is not necessarily required for admission to a nurse anesthesia program. Some schools do require it, some do not.
Critical care experience will definitely be required, so factor that in if you're sure that being a CRNA is your long-term goal.