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I'm new here and I have a major question(s) about what to do now.
Background: I will graduate from UC Berkeley with a BS in Molecular Toxicology next spring.
Main career goal: Be a CRNA
Question: What should I do after I graduate? Really, the main requirements that I need to go for a Master's in Nursing Anesthesia is to be an RN and thus get experience in a critical care unit. However, I'm so confused and unsure of whether to go for an accelerated BSN, an entry-level MSN, or just go for the ADN and then get experience.
Any information would be great and very very much appreciated.
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- Aug 4, '12 by Asystole RNPersonally I would recommend the entry level MSN, you already have a bachelors so why get another? If the CRNA thing falls through then you at least still have your masters in nursing instead of just a bachelors.
- Aug 15, '12 by n.a.norcalQuote from Asystole RNI've been wondering the same thing as the OP....but your advice about the MSN doesn't take into account that the BSN programs that exist for people w/ a previous bachelors are accelerated (1yr). At that point, you can either get experience as an RN or apply straight into a masters program.Personally I would recommend the entry level MSN, you already have a bachelors so why get another? If the CRNA thing falls through then you at least still have your masters in nursing instead of just a bachelors.
Any thoughts on this anyone?
- Aug 22, '12 by gizzy123If you are going to have to go back for a masters program again there is no point in doing an entry level masters program you will just pay more for the credits.
- Oct 29, '12 by mayahp22Hi I to am pursuing the route of CRNA. I already have a bachelors in a science field and am currently in an ADN program. If u go online n talk to the schools most of them require either an RN license and a bachelors in a science/health related field and others require a BSN. So I would say get either your ADN or BSN but not the masters entry if ultimately want to become a CRNA.