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  1. hello all... I am new to this site and still kind of figuring it all out.
    I am 21 years old, and I finally figured out that I want to be a nurse! I started out my college career at a 4 year University only to take general classes, which now I think were a waste of my time. I currently attend a community college in my area and this fall plan on applying to the nursing program. The only problem is- they only offer a Associates Degree. I have been doing some research, but still can't really get a straight answer. Is it a smart thing to get my Associates, start working, and finish up my Bachelors while working??
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  3. by   browneyedgirl71
    Welcome, Cassco!! This is a really great site to get info. I have a previous degree in another field, but I'm going to a community college for my ADN. I think it's a matter of opinion on which route you take, but ultimately you need to do what is right for you. There are several discussions on this board that address this topic.

    Personally, I want to work for a bit and then go back for my BSN or MSN. Since this is a second career for me, I want to make sure it's right before I sink more time and money into education. Also, many hospitals have tuition reimbursement and on site education that I plan on taking advantage of. These were a few things that I thought about when making the decision.
  4. by   Tweety
    Hi. If that's the only thing available to you know by all means go for it. You can get the BSN later, just don't be like me and get the ADN and find out 15 years later you really want that BSN. Get it out of the way quickly if you can.

    Good luck.

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