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Can I go to postgraduate for CRNA with an RN and a bachelors in biomedical?

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by fgomez32 fgomez32 (New) New

Hello y'all! I'm new to the forum and new to the nursing world so please bear with me! Okay so I graduated college with a bachelors in Biomedical Concentration in hopes of going to Medical School but I really started liking nursing after I graduated :( I wanted to know if I could go into post graduate and get a certification for CRNA if I completed an RN program and used my biomedical bachelors. I understand the process and that you need at least two years of clinical experience I just wanted to know if I had not completely messed up with my degree.. thanks in advance!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Most require a BSN and 2 or more years active full time ICU work as a registered nurse. You can check the admission requirements for different programs but generally they are highly competitive with selective admissions.

Are you thinking of doing an associates or diploma professional nursing program or an entry level masters or ABSN?

Darn, okay. :(

And hmmm i wouldn't know what the difference is...

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Darn, okay. :(

And hmmm i wouldn't know what the difference is...

Difference in nursing program?

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

Not likely you would be accepted to a CRNA program with no nursing experience.

Difference in nursing program?

No the associates and diploma and stuff..

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

Welcome to allnurses.com

Thread moved to SRNA forum.

Do an accelerated nursing program - usually 18 months or so. Then get the rest of your stuff in order and go for it. You'll still need all the other requirements, but I know a couple people who have a degree in another area, did the accelerated nursing program, worked ICU, and are currently in CRNA school. If you want it.. Make it happen!! Good luck

seamel

Specializes in ICU. Has 4 years experience.

get a bachelors in nursing. not an associates degree

Most programs want you to have a bachelors in nursing to apply. Others would let you apply with your current bachelors degree as long as you meet all the other requirements. Look where you want to apply and get what they want. Either way, you're looking at 2-4 years before you can apply since you need to get a nursing degree and work in ICU for a year.

loveanesthesia

Specializes in CRNA.

"Hello y'all! I'm new to the forum and new to the nursing world so please bear with me! Okay so I graduated college with a bachelors in Biomedical Concentration in hopes of going to Medical School but I really started liking nursing after I graduated :( I wanted to know if I could go into post graduate and get a certification for CRNA if I completed an RN program and used my biomedical bachelors. I understand the process and that you need at least two years of clinical experience I just wanted to know if I had not completely messed up with my degree.. thanks in advance!"

Not a problem at all, I can guarantee you that a BS in biomedical science with an ADN is a good degree for many nurse anesthesia programs. Look for DNAP programs, and/or MS programs. These programs are not 'nursing' programs, but nurse anesthesia degree programs. Nurse anesthesia is the only APRN specialty that also has non-nursing programs. In the past, if someone with a MS in Nurse Anesthesia and then wanted to teach in a MSN nurse anesthesia program, they would first be required to earn a MSN. Not so anymore, the MS in Nurse Anesthesia is now often accepted by the MSN programs.

You might run into roadblocks with MSN and/DNP programs, but many of them will accept you with possibly a few extra courses.