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What are the advantages of going to college for a registered nurse while in college and after ?

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Chris’s Answer

Updated Santa Clarita, California

Various colleges offer different Nursing programs. The difference though is whether you attend a community college which may only offer an AA or attending a University which will offer a BSN. Many hospitals are now requiring that you hold a BSN in order to apply or you agree to achieve your BSN within a specific period (6 months - 1yr) upon being hired with an AA. Additionally, some hospitals that have hired Nurses with an AA are now requiring those nurses to update their degree to a BSN. If you are in college and in a nursing program, I strongly recommend that you complete your BSN as you are already in school. It is often a lot harder to go back to school especially if you are attempting to juggle both work and school simultaneously.

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