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- by TXRN44 Jul 2I have my ADN and I am about to sign up for classes to get my BSN and I see other classes offer ADN to MSN programs and I wonder which I should tackle? Any suggestions?
- Jul 2 by PMFB-RNQuote from TXRN44*** The ONLY reason I can see to do a BSN is if you plan on applying to CRNA school. The absolutly require a bachelors degree to apply (doesn't have to be in nursing).I have my ADN and I am about to sign up for classes to get my BSN and I see other classes offer ADN to MSN programs and I wonder which I should tackle? Any suggestions?
Why not just do the RN to MSN? It's only slightly longer but much shorter than RN to BSN to MSN. I have seen RN to MSN programs that were only 44 credits total for an AND and douable in two years.
- Jul 2 by S.G.I did RN-BSN because I didn't like the options offered for MSN given the RN-MSN route. I needed something online given my location, my children, and my job. There weren't any RN-MSN options that fit in with my schedule and my career goals. It was the right decision for me.
- Jul 2 by nurse2033If your long term goal it to get the MSN then the direct route would probably have less credits involved. I've gotten a LOT of use out of my MSN and was 100% worth it.
- Jul 21 by SE_BSN_RNDepends on what you want to do. I chose to get my BSN, and I plan to go the BSN-DNP route. There's the rumor, like they're phasing out LPN/ADN in favor of BSN and pretty soon they'll phase out BSN-MSN and go to the doctorate. They want BSN to be entry level, and DNP nurses to increase, also. I know they've been saying that for years, but I see more and more "BSN required" now than I did 5 years ago.
- Jul 22 by -AO-Definitely depends on your individual, long-term goals and plans. No one here can help you determine that.
- Jul 30 by ~PedsRN~Yep. I thought about going the RN-MSN route, I just didn't know what kind of MSN I wanted. So I decided, for the time being, to go the BSN route. I can do the MSN later on down the road if I so choose to.... I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
- Aug 1 by Not_A_Hat_PersonFrom what I've seen, RN-BSN-MSN is cheaper than RN-MSN.