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Hi Everyone,

I am new to allnurses.com. So hopefully I am posting this thread right. I have been informed that since I have a Bachelors degree In Healthcare Admin and am nearing the end of my ADN program, i can apply for the rn to MSN program. My question is if I take this route will I be able to work in the hospital with My ADN while proving I am in school for my MSN. Or is it better to do the RN-BSN_MSN route. Can anyone guide me? I just need some clarity on the benefits for both programs. HELP!!!!

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Your bachelor's in HCA is irrelevant when deciding how you want to proceed with your nursing education.

You certainly can apply to an RN-MSN program and skip the BSN altogether, but it might be advantageous, in the job hunt, to have that BSN in the interim, as a lot of employers want their staff to have a BSN and will not hire an ADN-prepared nurse.

What are your ultimate career goals?

No I mentioned the degree as to why I am eligible for the Rn-msn program. I'm looking into nurse education

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Everyone who is an RN is eligible to enroll in an RN-MSN program. You don't *need* to have a Bachelor's degree in anything. Many people skip it altogether and go right for a MSN. Again, a lot depends on the job market in your community. Many associate's degree nurses cannot find work, as many places will not hire anyone without at least a BSN.

My schools I have checked into have told me you have to have an bachelors already. So I really am confused as to what you guys are referring to. Any way, spoke with my professor she was helpful. Thanks

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

My schools I have checked into have told me you have to have an bachelors already. So I really am confused as to what you guys are referring to.
We are referring to RN-to-MSN programs that allow students with associate degrees or diplomas to earn the MSN degree without any prior BSN degree.

For example, Western Governors University has an RN-to-MSN program that requires no previous baccalaureate degree: Online University | Online Degree Programs | WGU

We are referring to RN-to-MSN programs that allow students with associate degrees or diplomas to earn the MSN degree without any prior BSN degree.

For example, Western Governors University has an RN-to-MSN program that requires no previous baccalaureate degree: Online University | Online Degree Programs | WGU

Hey commuter,. I know that you've just completed your BSN with WGU. Will you do MSN too with WGU? I'm about to start the BSN with WGU and was wondering if I should go straight into the RN- MSN with them

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Hey commuter,. I know that you've just completed your BSN with WGU. Will you do MSN too with WGU? I'm about to start the BSN with WGU and was wondering if I should go straight into the RN- MSN with them
I hope to complete the MSN degree at an affordable regional state university in New Mexico that does not have a widely known online presence.

I'm simply leery about having two degrees (BSN and MSN) from one online university.