How far do you plan to take your ed? - page 3

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I was wondering, how far is everyone planning on taking their education? I'm doing an ADN prog, then planning on moving so I can complete my BSN, then go... Read More

  1. by   bigmona
    hopefully a BSN, work a few years and then on to do my master's in midwifery. The MSN entry to practice programs for midwifery are tempting, but I want to experience everything I can before committing myself to that kind of decision.
  2. by   camrn
    Yes, most CRNA schools require at least a year, if not 2-3 years experience in critical care. There's one in the Nashville area and I hear it's pretty tough to get in. But, there are people getting in, so why not me, right? I've got a while though. 3 more years in BSN program, 2years working, 2 more years in CRNA school. Whee!!!! Love that school
  3. by   essarge
    Eventually I would like to teach so I will be getting my MSN. Seems like a good place to go in a few years.
  4. by   hobbes
    I plan on taking classes until I die. My sights right now are set on getting a BSN and then possibly CRNA.
  5. by   agent
    teaching is always a good backup.
  6. by   Bambam
    I am just starting this fall, I hope to complete my RN in 4yrs, work 1yr then back to CRNA. Should be done before I'm 50.
  7. by   B.T.H
    Tech-ICU-(during pre-reqs and BSN program) ICU- after graduating-CRNA program after I meet all the requirements for entrance into the different programs. That's the plan anyway, will do my part and pray for the rest. B.T.H
  8. by   kryzzz
    Something to think about for the people not getting into the impacted RN programs...

    You can get a degree in something else, say psychology or biology and then get a MSN with RN licensure in less than three years; there are three programs alone in San Francisco. Working through RN, then BSN, then MSN seems like a lot of nursing school to achieve the same thing. Just a thought.
  9. by   EmeraldNYL
    Originally posted by rn2be2006
    WOW! CRNA school sure is getting alot of attention isn't it???

    I know it's competitive now...can't wait to see what it's like in 4 years!!!

    In the Philadelphia area, we have 4 schools...all of them are accepting applications for 2005 or later! And most of them require 2 years of acute care nursing.
    Actually, there are SIX schools in the greater Philly area: Drexel, Nazareth Hospital/St. Joe's U., Pennsylvania Hospital/Temple U., Crozer-Chester/Villanova U., Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, and Lourdes in Camden. I really don't know anything about these different schools though besides Drexel (I go there for my BSN), anybody have any opinions on which school is the best?
  10. by   marilynmom
    Like many others I am getting my ADN then because I will have all my BSN pre req-s done I can get my BSN in 9 months.

    I want to work for a few years and get some experience and then maybe CRNA or whatever I find that I am good at and interests me, CNM also interests me.

    And then someday I would like to teach.

    That is what I love about nursing is all the opportunities, I am excited about that the most.

  11. by   renerian
    The college I got my BS/MS is from is trying to get me to enter the PHD program. I am still mauling it over. Teaching would be nice.

  12. by   nursebucky
    I am in an ADN program. I plan on doing the BSN online ASAP or RN to MSN program.
    I will then do the Masters a little later on. I would love to do CRNA but there are no programs in Atlanta, so I am considering either teaching or the NP program.
  13. by   LauraLou
    I am getting my ADN so I can start working in the field. I then plan to enter a RN to MSN program. I want to be a Neonatal or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    I am in a unique situation, as I already have a masters degree in another field. It seems very strange to go back and get an associates degree but I want practical experience in the field before committing to further education.