Difference between Diploma Nursing and ADN

  1. Can someone explain this to me?
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  3. by   pokey sn
    Diploma nursing is usually hospital based with most of the training at that one sponsering hospital site. The training is between two to three years. A diploma is granted and graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. The difference between is that ADN programs are college based lasting two years. The major difference is that associate degree nurses can matriculate into BSN programs much more easier than diploma grads. I don't think pay is any different. This is information that I gained through my search. I also found, at least in my state (there is only one diploma program) that there are no prereqs like an ADN program. All coursework for the diploma program is contained in the cirrculum. Hope this info help you
  4. by   LoriB
    Very helpful. Thanks so much!
  5. by   CseMgr1
    What's the difference between a Diploma and ADN program?

    Clinicals, clinicals, clinicals........!
  6. by   Rapheal
    Just a note, Diploma nurses and ADN nurses in Ohio have very little difference in advancing to BSN or to MSN.
  7. by   NurseHolly79
    I graduated in May and sat boards in June and PASSED!!!! I went to a diploma program in IL before I moved to CA last month. I loved my diploma program. I had three years to digest the huge mouthful of nursing and feel it has given me more confidence on the floor. I can tell the difference between diploma grads and associate degree nurses usually in confidence on the floor. We had soooooooo much clinical time so we were put in alot of real life situations and learned the important basics of prioritization and problem solving.
  8. by   Monielena
    Originally posted by NurseHolly79
    I graduated in May and sat boards in June and PASSED!!!! I went to a diploma program in IL before I moved to CA last month. I loved my diploma program. I had three years to digest the huge mouthful of nursing and feel it has given me more confidence on the floor. I can tell the difference between diploma grads and associate degree nurses usually in confidence on the floor. We had soooooooo much clinical time so we were put in alot of real life situations and learned the important basics of prioritization and problem solving.
    Congrats! I'm an LPN going to a RN diploma program and hearing you talk about diploma RNs makes me feel as if I made the right choice about going into a diploma program.

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