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If you attend a community college, and graduate with an ASN or associates degree in nursing, it will take you 2 years to finish. If you attend a university that offers a BSN or bachelor's degree in nursing, it will take you 4 years. These are approximate times, and I say that because some colleges, like the one I attended in Humboldt, California, had a 5 semester BSN program, so some of us ran over the 4 years. You can look at the colleges near you to see who offers the ASN and the BSN program. The advantage to an ASN is that it's cheaper, because it's a community college, so tuition is lower. You will be a graduate faster, and begin your career more rapidly. As a former nurse recruiter, I can tell you this with certainty: there are some employers who are not interested in hiring ASNs, so you may find fewer employer choices with that degree. However, you can also just grab a job as an ASN and finish your BSN online while you work.
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