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When pursuing a career in Nursing, do you get your nursing prerequisites in your Associate's Degree In Nursing or are they another separate year of college?

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Krez Shantelle’s Answer

Hello Justin,

You can actually go straight into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program as long as you get accepted in the nursing school you wish to attend to. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a higher educational credential than an Associate Degree in Nursing. There are multiple reasons why some nurses take the ADN first. But based on my observation, they mainly take up ADN first because of the cost and time: it's less expensive and less time-consuming than the BSN. Most of the people I know who has ADN eventually ends up taking the BSN course though and cost them more money and time in the long run.

There are many factors you can consider when making the choice between the two degrees. But for now, ask yourself "What is my career goal"?. The nursing position you want to pursue will impact your education options. If you are still confused and having a hard time making a decision on which route to take, talk to your family/friends/teachers or an advisor from a school you're trying to get into and discuss your nursing career goals with them.

And to answer your question, the ADN is not a prerequisite to BSN. :)

-Krez
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much, and so will I have to get my prerequisites before my BSN? Justin
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Karen’s Answer

My husband is currently pursuing Nursing right now. I agree with Kenneth go straight for your BSN and skip the Associate's as more and more hospitals are looking for BSNs over RNs. 8 of of my 10 friends are nurses and started with their RNs and ended up having to go back for their BSNs. This will also allow you to move quicker in specializing. I saw in your hashtag CRNA and I'm guessing that's where you want to end up.
Thank you comment icon But don't I need an associate's degree to get a Bachelor's degree? Yes I really want to become a CRNA Justin
Thank you comment icon No. You don't have to have an associates first. Kenneth Cochran
Thank you comment icon No. Associates is a 2 year degree. Your Bachelors will bypass that (4 year degree). My husband wants to do CRNA or NP. So he's going straight for his BSN now. Karen Kung
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Kenneth’s Answer

Fun fact: I have driven through Rayne, LA more times than I can count when I would go from Lafayette to Houston to meet my girlfriend, now wife, whose name is Rayne. My advice is to skip an Associates altogether. You will get your prerequisites in a Bachelor's Program. If your goal is to become a nurse, then chose a Bachelor's of Nursing degree program (I'd suggest NSU or ULL). You will be more prepared for the job and have better opportunities/pay offers. You can also do ROTC for the Army at both of those campuses and the Army will help pay back any student loans you get. This will allow you to be a Commissioned Officer with the Army Nurse Corps which will give you an even higher degree of opportunity if/when you decide to end your commission to pursue the civilian sector.
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Justin
Thank you comment icon But don't I needed my associate's degree first to get my bachelors degree? Justin
Thank you comment icon Not at all. I don't have my associates. Straight to Bachelors. Kenneth Cochran
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Christine’s Answer

The traditional course of study can still be found in a 2:year community college. After completing your Associates degree and passing the RN license exam you can start to work in some subaccute setting z and pursue your Bachelor's degree.
You should visit in person or online with advisor d to clarify the articulation agreements with the 4 year school
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice, Christine. Justin
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