I am a RN w/ associates degree and want to be a NP. There are accelerated programs offering RN to MSN without obtaining a BSN. But I am wondering if not having the BSN first makes you less desirable to employers. The schools offering the accelerated programs are very good schools like the University of Michigan.
Answer by emt1033
It’s all a matter of time, obviously. Accelerated programs will cram everything into a short amount of time. Pros are you become a NP sooner. Cons are you will spend all of your free time studying or doing clinicals. I guess it comes down to your ambition, age, family, and financial situation. Either way, you’re making a wise decision. Good luck to you on whatever decision you make!