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by Lagui Lagui (New Member) New Member

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Hi!

I am 26, never been to college and now I want to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

But from what I have read I need to have a BSN.

Here is where I get confuse....should I start to become an RN?

1.If so what do I do or where do i go?

2. Online? Or only on campus

Or can I just go straight for BSN?

1. Can I do it online?

I have no clue of where to begin...i know what I want to do, but I need advice as to how to get there.

I've read a million things online, and it feels like so much info but nothing specifically.

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a NICU RN.

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You have two choices if your goal is to get your BSN. Either get your ASN and then do a bridge program (RN-BSN). Depending on your location, finding a job with an ASN while you are going to school for RN-BSN. One advantage to that path is that RN-BSN programs can be done online. Your second option is to go to a BSN program.

Both ASN and BSN programs require in clinicals, so you can't do a pre-licensure program online.

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