You are here:-, Nursing careers and jobs-Does an RN with an MSN need to go back to school for a BSN? I see many job posts that say ‘BSN preferred’.

Does an RN with an MSN need to go back to school for a BSN? I see many job posts that say ‘BSN preferred’.

Question:

Dear Donna,

I was a diploma nurse who just finished a bridge program for my MSN. I have noticed that many jobs either require a BSN or state BSN required MSN preferred. Do I need to go back to school and get a BSN along with my MSN to qualify for these jobs?

MSN Nurse

Dear Donna replies:

Dear MSN Nurse,

If you have an MSN, that trumps a BSN. So any job that requires a BSN, you are more than qualified with an MSN. When a BSN is required, it implies a ‘minimum’ of a BSN level of education is required. You already have surpassed that with your MSN.

Best wishes,
Donna

By | 2014-06-27T00:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|0 Comments

About the Author:

Avatar

Leave A Comment