Hello guys! I am new to this forum
I am calling out all the CRNA students because I have a question.
I am planning on becoming a crna because I've always wanted and knew I was going into the medical field, and, the anesthesia field just intrigues me a lot.
My planned path is to get an associates in nursing
and take the NCLEX-RN. Then Im planning to work part time and go to school for my BSN
full time. I was looking at Franklin University to do online BSN degree. Is this something you guys would recommend?
After getting my BSN, I was going to try and work in the ICU or volunteer as well as shadow a crna
(I've read from posts here that shadowing is not required but always a good idea, which I agree).
Following that BSN, i planned on going to Pittsburgh, Drexel, or UMD to get a DNP.
THIS IS WHERE I GET CONFUSED.
is me getting a DNP necessary? Can I apply to crna schools with just my BSN?
Would it be easier and would it reduce my workload for crna program if I get my MSN
first and then apply to the program?
Please help! I am trying to figure out the easiest (i know it wont be easy but im trying to weed out unnecessary classes) and cheapest way to become a CRNA.