Difference in degrees

  1. Greetings all!
    Could someone tell me the differnence between an Associates in Applied Science and an Assoctiates in Science. Which one would be considered a better degree for the nursing field?
    Thanks,
    Ed
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   RNIAM
    It is the same thing. Just a different name for the same degree.
  4. by   alet3ff
    Thanks for the info... According to the college one has more "art and sciences" and the other has "free electives."
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i believe it is the classes that makes the difference.
  6. by   RNConnieF
    My degree is AAS, that's what the nursing program I attended granted at the end of the program. I think the difference is that the AAS is considered a "science for the non science major" while the AS is a science major. The science classes are different.
  7. by   Cynthiann
    For my school, an Associates in Applied Science is the associate degree to be come an RN. If I took Pre-Nursing to transfer to a university for a Bachelor's degree it is an Associates in Science.
  8. by   frankie
    alet3ff - If it is nursing you are interested in, then I would advise a nursing degree. We nurses tend to be a bit "snobbish" when it comes to BA, BS and BSN/MSN....I you want to get out of nursing then persue your dream degree - not one loosly associated with your profession. frankie
  9. by   MishlB
    Snobbish........interesting. BUT VERY TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sadly)
  10. by   frankie
    MishlB - You are so right on the money - nurses are sadly snobbish in their own way - the longer I am a nurse, the more pro-nurse I become. This is food for thought. Thanks MishlB - frankie

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