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  1. I am a Surgical Tech, ten years experience, and looking for something bigger and better. I understand I need a four year Bachelors, one year CCU experience, and then 2-3 years as an SRNA. My question is would it hurt my chances if I got a 2 year Rn, bridged to a BSN? The reasoning is if I can work in a CCU during the 2 years of bridging. Has anyone else done this? Am I missing something or making it too complicated. Should I just go for the four year BSN off the bat. Any advice and input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Will
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  3. by   UCDSICURN
    Either way is fine. It's the same education and it's totally up to you if you want to do it all at once or do half now, start work and chip away at the other half while you're working. It's a personal decision. Many have done it both ways. Whichever way you choose, just make sure you do it well.

    Hope this helps.

    Donn C.
  4. by   catcolalex
    I did the RN-BSN bridge route, worked out okay. I could have done the schooling part a lot quicker if I had done the straight BSN, hindsight. remember, you can apply to CRNA school, in most cases, if you will have a year of ICU exp. by the start of the program. this can make a difference in the timing. overall, CRNA school doesnt care how you get your BSN.
  5. by   BDD
    I went the way of associate degree nursing, then worked in the ICU while fulfilling my BSN requirements. My program didn't have any indifference to my ADN degree. In fact, I was accepted in March and I didn't receive my degree until May. I say do whatever will work out the best for you. Also, I would check out what schools you are interested in as I have heard that some programs do look down upon ADN-RN bridge. I haven't confirmed this, but I have heard it.
  6. by   WilliamJ
    I want to thank you for your replies, I believe I will try to do a 2yr degree and bridge over to a Bachelors. Its going to be a lot of hard work but it will be worth it in the end. Thanks again, Will

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