Do I really need a BSN if already have other degrees?

  1. I am in my last semster of nursing school..yay! Will receive my ADN 12/04. If I already posses a BA in Psych and a MEd. in Health Education, is it really necessary to get my BSN????? I really would like to do a research job, particularly psychiatric research, preferrably NOT in Texas.....would like to go to mid-east coast. But, my main question is mainly is that BSN really needed for someone like me?
    Amy
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  3. by   hypnotic_nurse
    I was working in psych research (pharmaceutical) BEFORE I became a nurse. So no, you do not need a BSN.

    If you want to write your own grants, however, you will need a PhD or someone with a PhD who will be your principal investigator.

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