diploma v\s degree

  1. hie!.. im currently considering an education in nursing.. im not sure if i should do a diploma for 3 yrs in a hospital with a yr and a half expeirence or a 4 yr degree training in a university . i dont recide in the states although id like to work there so does anyone know which would b a better option from a Job point of view?
    thanks! :chuckle
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  3. by   suzanne4
    First, it depends on which country that you are planning on training in.
    Second, what are the differences in clinical and theory hours between the two programs? Do you have the appropriate amount of hours in Psych and pediatrics/maternal health to meet the requirements for licensure in the US.
    You need to answer these questions for me first to be able to give you a better answer.
  4. by   teeituptom
    Here we go again
  5. by   angel337
    Quote from Vanita
    hie!.. im currently considering an education in nursing.. im not sure if i should do a diploma for 3 yrs in a hospital with a yr and a half expeirence or a 4 yr degree training in a university . i dont recide in the states although id like to work there so does anyone know which would b a better option from a Job point of view?
    thanks! :chuckle
    there are multiple threads addressing this topic on this website..........enjoy.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from teeituptom
    Here we go again
    This student is talking about an overseas program....they are different than the US diploma programs. Some countries actually call their BSN programs "Diploma programs" but they are completely equivalent. She said that she isn't in the US.......................
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from angel337
    there are multiple threads addressing this topic on this website..........enjoy.

    International student!!!!! Different from our programs in the US!!!
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    We need more information in order to help you. WHERE do you LIVE? Try the regional nursing boards that apply to YOUR home country with this question. They can likely help you more. Good luck to you.
  9. by   Vanita
    hey
    im studying in Mumbai-India .. sorry i forgot to mention that.. well ill give u the course structure of the major subjects for both our diploma and degree programs.
    Degree:-Anatomy & physiology - T= 95 h , P= 30 h
    Emergency nursing - T= 30
    Communtiy health - T= 70 , P= 45
    PSychology - T=75 , Clinical = 10 , Lab = 5
    Surgery (ot)(1)- T= 100 , P= 188
    Medical surgery (2)- T= 105, P= 360
    Paediatrics - T= 75, P= 240
    Mental health - T= 75 , P= 240
    Obstetric - T=80 , P= 350
    Gynaec - T= 25 , P= 150
    Medical surgery (3) - T= 40 , P= 240
    these are only the main subjects.. there are alot more but i didnt want to write them all
    Diploma:- Anatomy & Physiology - T= 120
    Psyco - T= 40
    Fundamentals of N - T= 215 , P= 612
    Community health - T= 150 , P= 288
    Medical Surgery (1) - T= 140 , P= 414
    medical Surgery (2) - T= 120, P= 414
    Mental health & Psy - T= 70 ,P= 216
    Mid wifery & Gynaec - T= 120 , P= 758
    Comm Health - T= 100 , P= 216
    Paediatric - T= 70 , P= 288
    with the diploma i get a 6month intership after which i have to work in the hospital for another yr and a half

    do the above hrs of clinical work meet with US standards? i will b giving my CGFNS exam after completion of either course.. im just not sure which one will be more helpfull in getting a good job in the States. thanks for your help
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    anyone from India here???? or familiar with their programs of study?
  11. by   nursbee04
    Maybe someone on the international forum could help?? Good luck
  12. by   suzanne4
    Both programs will meet the standards needed to work over here. You actually have better clinical hours with the Diploma program. However, it is going to boil down to what you plan on doing with your degree. Are you planning on staying with bedside nursing or do you plan to specialize?
    Because of your age and that you are just starting, I would suggest the BSN if it isn't any harder or a longer wait to get into school. That way if you wish to go further in your schooling it would be much easier for you as not all of your credits from your Diploma program may transfer.

    Some states are talking, once again, about requiring a four year degree as minimal standards for their state, such as New York. This has been going on for years, but you never know.

    Hope that this helps................is there a difference in time as to when you would start one program over the other?
  13. by   Vanita
    hey suzzane!,
    thanx for ur reply it really does help... well the degree course starts in june-july while the diploma is in august.. not much of a difference... i might as well go for the degree coz even though its apporximately 6 months more .. id be more secure with a BSN rite?... im not really sure if i plan on speacializing.. ill most probably apply to the states and after aquiring a job ill think of specailising.. is it feasable to do that?.. will it be easy to work and study for a masters in the states?
  14. by   caroladybelle
    Could someone please merge this thread with the other hundred or so that are on this BB?

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