Which pathway to take??? Which pathway to take??? | allnurses

Which pathway to take???

  1. 0 Hi to everyone!!!

    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.

    Thank you
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
    #1 0
    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.
  4. Visit  murseinthemaking profile page
    #2 0
    Quote from Asystole RN
    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.
    I'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.

    Any thoughts on this anyone?
  5. Visit  gizzy123 profile page
    #3 0
    If 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.
  6. Visit  RNpearls1908 profile page
    #4 1
    Hi 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.

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