What is all the types of degrees for nursing in order? And which ones pays more? -Choua
Sep 1, '06
License Practical Nurse - A one-year or 1.5 year program that gives you a technical degree in nursing.
Registered Nurse - you can become one with either an Associates Degree or a Bachelor's Degree.......starting out both degrees will earn you the same money. RNs make more than LPNs.
Bachelored Degreed RNs can move into a variety of positions such as management, research, teaching, quality, patient safety, case management, etc. and do rather well.
Advanced practice degrees such as Nurse Practioners and Nurse Anesthetists are post-Bachelor degrees and pay more than RNs, with Nurse Anesthetists making the best money over all. Although legal nurse practioners can give them a run for their money. Also top administrators like VPs of Nursing make very good money, as do some PhD's in top universities.
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Last edit by Tweety on Sep 1, '06