Is this True

  1. "BSN is a Bachelor's in Science and a RN is a Registered Nurse. All I know about a RN to a BSN is you get paid more and you learn more. You have to be a RN first then get your BSN. BSN is Bachelor's degree in Science."

    I hope it isnt. I thought RN and BSN was the same thing!/????:imbar
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  3. by   ShandyLynnRN
    You can be a RN-BSN, RN-ADN (associate degree), or get your RN through a diploma program. The BSN is a Bachelors degree. Some get their ADN and then go on later to get their BSN.
  4. by   bergren
    Cs Jinx

    No, you do not have to get your RN first, and then your BSN. In fact, college students get the BSN and then sit for the licensing exam to get the RN. It is just like any other professional school (Law for example) you can go to school and either not take the test or not pass the test. So it is possible to have a BSN and NOT have an RN.

    Unless you have access to a staged program that gives your the ADN, allows you to sit for the RN boards and then you continue on for the BSN, it (usually ) takes longer to do it that way. You end up having to retake courses the AD program taught, but not "exactly" how the BSN program wanted it.

    You sound like you are getting a lot of misinformation. I see you live in NYC. Below is a list of all the BSN nursing programs in NYC and Long island, See which one is closest to you and call and ask if they are planning an information day or if you could ome in and get some basic questions answered. Get back to us and tell us how this works out.


    College of Staten Island
    Staten Island, NY

    Columbia University
    New York, NY

    Hunter College of CUNY
    New York, NY

    Lehman College of CUNY
    Bronx, NY

    Long Island University
    Brooklyn, NY

    Long Island University- C.W. Post Campus
    Brookville, NY

    New York University
    New York, NY

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY

    SUNY/Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, NY

    Teachers College, Columbia University
    New York, NY

    Wagner College
    Staten Island, NY
  5. by   Cs Jinx
    Thx u so very much BERGEN, u have been a really good helper and I apperciate it!:kiss