CRNA school without a BSN - page 3

Is there a CRNA school that will allow me to enter with a BS in respiratory and just either a diploma nursing or adn?... Read More

  1. by   Salesman217
    case western reserve university in cleveland, oh has an adn to msn bridge program. it's 19 credit hours, takes about a year, and allows you to enter any of their msn programs including crna. on the other hand, their adn to bsn program requires 31 credit hours plus you must have 62 hours of specific stuff already on your transcript.

    "what school in particular is it? if i can become a rn in say 12-18 months then i would be willing to go the rn route. it just really seems silly to go four more years to get bsn when i already have a bs in cardiorespiratory care from the medical school here where i live"

    i'm in a 20 month (5 semester) adn program for people with no previous college (bryant and stratton college). i got credit for some previous college so i'm doing it in 16 months (4 semesters). since you have a bs in respiratory/pulmonary whatever, i'm sure you have (maybe) a&p or microbiology which would give you even more credits. i bet you could probably get through an adn program in 12 months, 16 tops.

    you probably have a lot of the general education and basic education requirements already. not that you should go to bryant and stratton (i don't know where you live) but i bet other adn programs are similar.


    bryant and stratton 20 month (5 semester) adn curriculum:

    major requirements credit hours
    nurs100 introduction to nursing - 1
    nurs101 nursing fundamentals - 5
    nurs125 lifespan development - 3
    nurs200 nursing science i - 7
    nurs210 nursing science ii - 8
    nurs220 nursing science iii - 7
    nurs230 nursing issues - 3
    nurs260 internship - 2
    major components 36


    general education requirements
    engl100 composition and research - 3
    engl110 oral presentations - 3
    engl230 writing for business - 3
    libs100 intro to computer research - 3
    math103 survey of mathematics - 3
    phil201 critical thinking - 3
    psyc101 psychology - 3
    general education component - 21


    basic education requirements
    biol110 anatomy and physiology i - 3
    biol120 microbiology applications - 3
    biol210 anatomy and physiology ii - 3
    nurs205 pathophysiology - 3
    nurs215 pharmacology for nurses - 3
    basic education component - 15

    total credit hours required 72
  2. by   np_wannabe
    Quote from bman
    What school in particular is it? If I can become a RN in say 12-18 months then I would be willing to go the RN route. It just really seems silly to go four more years to get BSN when I already have a BS in cardiorespiratory care from the medical school here where I live.
    bman~
    There are many schools now offering this route...In Florida, I can think of UF (where I will begin their 13 month Accelerated BSN next month), UCF, UNF, FAU, Univ of Miami, Barry University, Nova Southeastern, and Jacksonville University. They are popping over all over the place and are, indeed, 12 to 18 months long.

    Good luck!
  3. by   RNpandoraRN
    there are lots of programs where you can become a nurse anesthetist without having a bsn. i've looked deeply into it, because i hold two bachelor's degrees, and soon to receive an asn, and i'd like to skip the time and trouble going for the bsn if i don't need it. below are some of the schools i've found; some i have even contacted to make sure i do not need a bsn to apply. some of these schools require the gre for admission, all require at least a bachelor's degree of some sort as well as being a registered nurse, and most require anywhere between 1-3 years of icu experience as an rn by the time you would begin:

    webster university - st. louis, missouri
    university of kansas medical center - kansas city, kansas
    bryan lgh college of health sciences - lincoln, nebraska
    university of tennessee college of nursing - memphis, tennessee
    university of north florida - jacksonville, florida
    university of south florida - tampa, florida
    rush university - chicago, illinois
    university of iowa - iowa city, iowa
    university of new england - portland, maine
    texas wesleyan university - fort worth, texas


    check 'em out and good luck!! :spin:
  4. by   TraumaCowboy
    Some anesthesia schools offer their Master's Degree through the School of Nursing (those schools need you to have a BSN, so that "they" meaning the school of nursing can grant you the next level degree)... Other schools like Texas Wesleyan in Ft. Worth do not have a nursing school, but they grant you a Masters of Science Degree in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) as opposed to TCU or some other school that offers a Master's degree in Nursing with a concentration in anesthesia or some sort of similar title... So, in a nutshell you don't need a BSN to get into anesthesia school, this does give you more options, because you can apply to both types of schools... otherwise if you have a BS in "other than nursing" and you get the ADN you can only apply to non-nursing degree granting institutions... TCU is a great school I was using it as an example...
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    aacn has info and program list: most are 12-18 months to get rn degree. since i'd want the biggest chance at future promotions/career advancement would look at these programs if already had bachelor's rather than as/ad degree. programs often have minimal prereq and almost no waiting list compared to associate programs for those considering crna as long term goal.

    accelerated programs
    find out more about fast-track nursing degree programs for individuals with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.
  6. by   gasmn2b
    Hey Cowboy, get your facts straight about a program first. TCU offers the same type of masters degree (MSNA). It is seperate from the Harris School of Nursing at TCU. If anyone has questions about degrees from different programs a great place to start is www.aana.com and follow the link for accredited programs. You are right about the BS in another area is accepted at some schools set up similar to this fashion.

    Quote from TraumaCowboy
    Some anesthesia schools offer their Master's Degree through the School of Nursing (those schools need you to have a BSN, so that "they" meaning the school of nursing can grant you the next level degree)... Other schools like Texas Wesleyan in Ft. Worth do not have a nursing school, but they grant you a Masters of Science Degree in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) as opposed to TCU or some other school that offers a Master's degree in Nursing with a concentration in anesthesia or some sort of similar title... So, in a nutshell you don't need a BSN to get into anesthesia school, this does give you more options, because you can apply to both types of schools... otherwise if you have a BS in "other than nursing" and you get the ADN you can only apply to non-nursing degree granting institutions... TCU is a great school I was using it as an example...

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