1. Hello to everyone,

    Today is my first day as a member and I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I was told that this was a good site to get information about nursing.

    My first question is, is it necessary to have a BSN instead of a BA in another science related field if you are interested in becoming a CRNA. I was told by an instructor that you have to have a BSN to get into CRNA school. However, I have looked at some CRNA schools and it says that you can have either or in addition to 1-2 years experience in critical care. I am currently applying to get an ADN and then work to get experience in critical care before applying to CRNA school. Is this possible or should I go another 4 years of college to get a BSN in order to apply to CRNA school. Also if you know that this is the area of nursing that you want to go to does it look bad to try to apply to a critical care area in a community hospital and work at least 2 years then apply because this is what I wanted to do if I do not have to go back to school for another 4 years. Please give me anything advice that you may have because I just want to get a head up before even going through the process of getting my ADN if it is going to be worthless in the end. I have been told that an ADN and a BSN both get paid the same but that a BSN has more opportunities and I have been told that someone with a BA and a ADN also have the same opportunities is this true or is my BA degree worhless in the field of nursing?

    Thank you in advance,
    New to allnurses.com
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  3. by   Tweety
    Good luck. You can ask questions in the CRNA forum if you do not get answers. Plus there are "stickeys" at the top that can help you as well.

    Welcome to Allnurses!