RN with Bachelors in Biology

  1. Hello everyone wanted to come by and get some advise. I'm an RN with ADN I also have a bachelors in Biology. Should I get a second bachelors in nursing ? I don't know if I want a masters degree yet which would be the only reason to get a BSN what should I do ?
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Vladaguirre
    I don't know if I want a masters degree yet which would be the only reason to get a BSN what should I do ?
    Well, the obvious answer is wait until you know if that's the only reason.
  4. by   Tenebrae
    I have a double degree, Bachelors in social policy and a bachelors in nursing.

    And will eventually get a masters in clinical nursing.

    Depends, do you want to do the work to get your BSN?
  5. by   SummerGarden
    I received an ADN first because I did not want to go into debt after already having a BA and an MBA. By the time I graduated, many hospitals in the country were only hiring BSN prepared RNs. Fortunately for me, I was already a tech at my local hospital and they were moving to the requirement of BSN only, but they had not yet made the complete conversion. So, as a new grad I had a job as a RN with only an ADN.

    I continued with school, where my ADN allowed me to work FT and attend school PT to complete a RN-BSN in a timely manner (I also paid cash and used credits from my BA to obtain my BSN). In addition, I did not consider getting an MSN because it would take too long and be too expensive.

    By the way, receiving a BSN has really helped me in my nursing career because I was hired into bedside nursing positions, positions away from bedside, and moved into entry-level management positions that also had a requirement of BSN only. Therefore, I encourage you to obtain a BSN or an MSN now if you are in an area that will not accept degrees outside of nursing or you want to move to an area that will not accept degrees outside of nursing for entry-level nursing and/or management positions. Good luck.

    -Back in school obtaining an MSN (My employer is paying).
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Oct 16
  6. by   Biology2Nursing
    I am in the same boat but lucky for you, many of your courses in the Biology degree are transferrable depending how old they are and which school you try going for your BSN. The statistics course that I took in 2013 transferred to my online BSN school. In some cases if your BSN requires a chemistry course, some also might qualify. As a fellow past Bio major like yourself, I sure know that we took a lot of chemistry! I did my research with BSN programs to see what would be the best option cost wise and also how many credits will they transfer. I only wound up needing the Nursing courses for my BSN due to already having a Bachelors of Science. My online program also happens to have a bridge program to finish with with the BSN and MSN. If you do your research, I am sure you will find what works for you. Good luck!!!

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