From my observation:
Depending on what you want to do when you finish school and go to work as a Nurse.
If you are going to be a Nurse in the hospital clinical setting, then an Associate and or the BSN will work. If you want any type of management you will have to have a BSN and eventually a Masters Degree.
It seems as though, in nursing you can be much more flexible and versatile then the corporate world. Experience does seem to be a factor for sure, but if you are a new graduate, most hospitals have programs to help you get started in the work world.
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i am applying to CC nursing schools. i'd like to know if which nursing school one finishes from matters as much as it does in the corporate world for example. i know a degree from an top school without experience would give one greater chances of employment than one with a degree from school that's not top but lots of experience. is this the same with nursing?????? or is it a matter of being licensed and experience?????