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  1. What is the difference between a nurse that has received an AAS and a nurse who has received an BSN? Are you an RN either way? I am just beginning my pre-reqs for nursing school and am hearing different stories on this.
    Thanks for any help you all can provide.
    Anne
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    The difference is the degree. Once you pass the NCLEX you are an RN either way.
  4. by   TAMNRoach
    Thanks so much for your response. I am just trying to decide if it is worth it for me to seek a BSN or just do an associates. Would one have more responsibilities than the other? Or would one hold more career ops than the other? Thanks again.
  5. by   Katnip
    In general, both degrees are treated the same in the workplace. Most hospital management positions require a BSN though.
  6. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    Originally posted by TAMNRoach
    What is the difference between a nurse that has received an AAS and a nurse who has received an BSN? Are you an RN either way? I am just beginning my pre-reqs for nursing school and am hearing different stories on this.
    Thanks for any help you all can provide.
    Anne
    Like it was stated earlier, there is no difference on the floor, but if you want to go into specialty nursing ( ie practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife) it is typically easier to go about with a BSN.
  7. by   TAMNRoach
    Great! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my questions. It is greatly appreciated.
    Anne

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