best Route becoming a CRNA? BSN or ADN to BSN?

  1. Hello, If my end goal is to become a CRNA i need a masters in nursing before starting CRNA program correct? I'm almost finished with pre reqs to enter a ADN for nursing!
    What's the best route to become a CRNA?

    get my ADN, the a bridge program to BSN. Then get my masters degree? Or just take a a straight BSN degree program?

    Thanks alot for your input.
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  3. by   Miiki
    None of the CRNA programs I've looked at required a masters before entering, just a BSN and experience in CC.
  4. by   thelema13
    I am an ADN grad, currently getting my BSN, and hopefully CRNA. The schools I am looking at require BSN, minimum 2 years CC/ED experience, and $$$.

    Good luck!
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  6. by   CPhT2RNstudent
    If you can pull off competitive grades in the BSN program which is a higher load I would do it first. I did the ADN first, got into an ICU internship as a new grad, then right into my RN-BSN. It has kept me busy. I think you would be better off doing BSN right off the bat. That way you would be more competitive for the ICU slots, and you could focus totally on your ICU skills, where I have been having to split my time between my ICU work and RN-BSN work. So I rarely pick up OT shifts. If you were not in school it would be much easier to take OT shifts. That is my 2 cents.