degree question

  1. the school I think I am going to has an RN associate degree I was thinking of going there then working then go and get my masters or BSN. do you think its a good idea, and also can you work with an associates degree in the ER.

    thank you
    Last edit by jsousa on Sep 26, '01
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   KC CHICK
    Take it from me, you can work in ANY specialty w/an ADN. In fact, most of my class went into specialty areas.....including the ER.
  4. by   frustratedRN
    i decided to get my adn first then my bachelors to ENHANCE what i already know.
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    Sounds like a great idea to me. An ADN is still an RN, and the RN is the most important part. You will be able to work in any area that a BSN nurse can! The best thing about getting the ADN is that you might find a hospital that offers tuition reimbursment to its employees while you go in to a higher degree. Sometimes I wish I would have done that, but most of the time I am glad that I just dove in, and am getting my BSN in May. It will be nice to be done with it all at once. I am not sure I would have gone back once I started working. That would be hard for me to do! I have been in school straight through sincde Kindergarten (yes, most summers included in the past 17 years that I have been in school, and I started college when i was a sophomore in high school), and I might decide that once I get out, I wont want to go back. I didnt want to take the chance of not getting my bachelor's degree eventually. The 4 year degree was my goal, anything else is just gravy

    Good luck! You sound pretty motivated, which is awesome!
    BrandyBSN

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