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Is a BSN-RN necessary?

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I already have a B.S. degree but am considering making a career change to nursing. What are my best options for moving forward. Are there advantages of holding a BSN over an ASN or ADN? Or since I already have a bachelors would the ASN or ADN route be the best path for me to follow. Would this path allow for the same career opportunities?

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SE_BSN_RN has 8 years experience as a BSN and specializes in LTC, Agency, HHC.

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I already have a B.S. degree but am considering making a career change to nursing. What are my best options for moving forward. Are there advantages of holding a BSN over an ASN or ADN? Or since I already have a bachelors would the ASN or ADN route be the best path for me to follow. Would this path allow for the same career opportunities?

Since you have a bachelors in another field, look into an accelerated BSN program. Many places prefer a BSN over an ADN. Check the SBON where you are, you can get good info that way.

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nyteshade has 16 years experience and specializes in A lil bit of this and a lil bit of that.

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I second that response. Get a BSN, hospitals are starting to not hire ASNs. Hospitals won't care about your other bachelor's degree.

I see you are in Colorado... You'll need a BSN for sure.

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