what does your diploma say?

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    I just graduated from the University of South Dakota with my associate of science in nursing degree. However, upon further inspection of my diploma, it just says "degree of associate of science." I would like to assume that it would have mentioned something about nursing, but it's no where to be seen. I'm a little irritated since I plan on continuing to get my bachlor, then masters. I would like to become a CNP and am planning on displaying my diplomas proudly. It just stinks that people will look at it and say, I thought you got your nursing degree.
    What does your diploma say? Does it mention nursing? Just wondering what all of the other schools are printing.

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    My very old ADN degree has Associate of Science Nursing Education. My recent BSN degree has Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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    My diploma is written in Latin.
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    Quote from sarahw2
    I just graduated from the University of South Dakota with my associate of science in nursing degree. However, upon further inspection of my diploma, it just says "degree of associate of science." I would like to assume that it would have mentioned something about nursing, but it's no where to be seen. I'm a little irritated since I plan on continuing to get my bachlor, then masters. I would like to become a CNP and am planning on displaying my diplomas proudly. It just stinks that people will look at it and say, I thought you got your nursing degree.
    What does your diploma say? Does it mention nursing? Just wondering what all of the other schools are printing.
    Did they give you a certificate of completion for your RN portion. I have a MSN and a Certificate of Nurse Anesthesia that basically came with it.
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    My ADN degree (from NY) does not saying anything about nursing on it (just Associate Applied Science). That is confirmed with your transcript, though (and the fact that you will be licensed). My BSN (from IL) shows nursing on it, though. Guess it is a school thing. I also had an Associates in General Ed stuff before I got my nursing degree and it didn't show that it was General Ed...just Associate of Science.
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    Quote from sarahw2
    I just graduated from the University of South Dakota with my associate of science in nursing degree. However, upon further inspection of my diploma, it just says "degree of associate of science." .
    *** That's great for you! That means if you choose you can complete your BSN in only 7 classes. VS the associates of applied science like I have that would require far more classes.
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    Associates in Science
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    Quote from sarahw2
    I'm a little irritated since I plan on continuing to get my bachlor, then masters.
    Nobody looks at peoples' degrees in this day and age. The actual diploma is merely a decorative item to be framed and placed on a wall. Schools do not ask to see your diploma, and neither do potential places of employment.

    Since you plan to continue your education, other colleges and universities can verify you have a nursing degree by reviewing your official transcripts.

    BTW my degree says 'associate in nurse science' and nobody's ever requested to look at it.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Nobody looks at peoples' degrees in this day and age. The actual diploma is merely a decorative item to be framed and placed on a wall. Schools do not ask to see your diploma, and neither do potential places of employment.

    Since you plan to continue your education, other colleges and universities can verify you have a nursing degree by reviewing your official transcripts.

    BTW my degree says 'associate in nurse science' and nobody's ever requested to look at it.
    *** But it DOES matter what kind of degree you have depending on where you plan to go to school. Those whose degree say "Associates of Science" are in a better position than those, like me, whose degree says "Associates of Applied Science" The degrees are not the same.
    You are correct that no employer will care.
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    I highly doubt employers will nitpick to that extent where the order or semantics will make any difference. An associates degree is an associates degree.


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