View Full Version : so what do ya think?
05-19-2007, 05:52 PM
I am currently a RT student getting my B.S. Although i love some aspects of the work, I dislike some of it too i.e. not enough autonomy, being an aerosol jockey etc. Okay so heres the situation. I can get my MSN in the same time as a BSN through the local med school. Is there any incentive of getting the MSN over the BSN since I would end up with a masters anyway? And would CRNA schools give me any extra thought for a slot since I was an RT first? Ill have about 3-4 years of being an RT before I would finish nursing school, where then id have to get cc experience as an RN.
05-19-2007, 07:10 PM
Welcome to the site :)
I think there is some benefit to having the MSN classes ahead of time. Many schools waive the GRE if you have previous MSN work (or high GPA). If it does not take you any extra time to get an MSN than a BSN I would do it.
As for CRNA school, if you goto a MSN CRNA program you may well have all the MSN classes waived. This is something that you wold have to discuss with the school but from talking to others, they are quite open to it.
I cant see being an RT prior to CRNA school anything but a benefit. You will likely walk into the program knowing how to manage vents MUCH better than any RN would. An important part of anesthesia is understanding resp. physiology, you would be ahead in that as well.
Good luck and keep us updated!
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