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So unfortunate, I'm just not interested in exercise rehab, only critical care/icu. I would think with a degree in physiology (with an R.N. of course), that would far exceed a BSN, the physiology degree alone (far exceed in the sciences). No offense to anyone, it seems to be far more advanced. As far as the care of the patient, and I'm not just talking 'role of the nurse', a physiology degree can do business in cc as well.
1) I have a master's in physiological nursing and many years in critical care behind me, and I am pretty dead certain sure a bachelor's in physiology is not "more advanced" than a BSN if you want to be working as a critical care nurse. Useful as heck, sure, but if the hospital wants "BSN" for an ICU staff nurse position, than anybody else's opinion on which other degree "seems" better or "more advanced" is not germane to the job hunt.
2) Of course you can apply to be a critical care tech in some venues with a physiology degree. I've worked with them. They aren't nurses, don't want to be nurses, and won't ever be mistaken for or hired as nurses, though. If you want to be a nurse, and the ICU is hiring BSNs, then, well, that's your answer.
Good luck in all you do.