What's the Difference?

  1. There are 4 LVNs who are in nursing school on my floor and we are all in different degree programs! Can someone please tell us what's the difference between:a diploma in nursing, associates in science of nursing, and an applied associates in the science of nursing? We are in the state of Texas - not sure if there is difference in states. Thank you in advance to anyone who can clear this up!! :wink2:
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  3. by   MereSanity
    Diploma nurse is a 3 year degree (aren't many of those programs left around), they used to live at the hospital and attended full time for 11 months a year just learning. ASN and ADN are 2 year degrees though I don't really know the difference (I think some classes differ a little). Then you have LPN-RN. Sorry, thats all I can tell you.

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