Hi, my question is that I’m an RN in Indiana with an ASN degree. I know I have to have a BSN to apply to CRNA school and I realize I will have to go out of state to school for this (CRNA degree).
However, I am trying to do the RN to BSN program quickly and cheaply while doing so locally in a school that will be respected and recognized by a CRNA school. Will any CRNA schools (particulary in IL, OH, midwest, etc..) look heavily at where the RN to BSN came from? I know to make sure it is an accredited program! Thanx for your help!
Comments for Should I get my BSN from a prestigious school?
Jan 17, 2011
It’s your performance that counts
Basically, every school is different in what they look for, but after talking to several program directors about what they’re looking for in an applicant, I’ve never once heard one say that they’re looking for BSN graduates from prestigious (or specific) schools.
What I have heard them say is that they they want people who are scholastically capable of meeting the program requirements (graduating CRNA school with above a 3.0), critical thinkers – nurses who haven’t just “done ICU” but understood ICU and have somewhat mastered it (feel confident and fully capable in many settings).
My vote is to get your degree as quickly, as cheaply and as locally as possible while keeping your GPA high and excelling in ICU.