BScN vs. other undergrads

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    Hello,

    I have a few questions regarding the best route to become a CRNA. I see that some programs require a BScN degree while others only require a RN to have some sort of undergrad. Right now I am a diploma RN, and I can either finish my BScN or a science undergrad in about the same amount of time. The question is what to do? I am leaning towards the science degree as I think I would enjoy it more and it might help later on. Would I be limiting my options if I did this? Anyone have thoughts on the subject? Any CRNAs out there with a non-nursing undergrad?

    Thank you for your input,

    Jamie

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    With a BSN, you are able to apply to all nurse anesthesia programs. With a bachelor's degree plus ADN, you are only eligible to apply to schools which provide a master's in science. Check out what each school offers at www.aana.com and go to accredited programs link.
    Jennie
    Quote from herseyjh
    Hello,

    I have a few questions regarding the best route to become a CRNA. I see that some programs require a BScN degree while others only require a RN to have some sort of undergrad. Right now I am a diploma RN, and I can either finish my BScN or a science undergrad in about the same amount of time. The question is what to do? I am leaning towards the science degree as I think I would enjoy it more and it might help later on. Would I be limiting my options if I did this? Anyone have thoughts on the subject? Any CRNAs out there with a non-nursing undergrad?

    Thank you for your input,

    Jamie
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    jenniek, my program is an MSN and I have classmates with hard science degrees + ADN. I had believed as well that a BSN was needed but apparently not.
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    Quote from apaisRN
    jenniek, my program is an MSN and I have classmates with hard science degrees + ADN. I had believed as well that a BSN was needed but apparently not.
    Interesting. I would think you would need a BSN to receive a MSN. My bad. I guess it's best to check with the school you are interested in then!


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