Quote from gabriellegoss
What is the difference between diploma schools and getting your associates degree? Are there
Any advantages to either?
You take college classes (ie English, Psych, electives) that may not be directly related to nursing. These classes may be useful when/if you transfer to a BSN program
Usually afilliated with a community college
Will not require college classes except for those most directly related to nursing (ice nutrition, A&P)
Usually afilliated with a hospital
Some people think the clinical experiences are better/more hours with a diploma program, but that is really program specific.
ADN will most definitely be cheaper.
I am an Diploma-RN grad and I believe my diploma program was rigorous, but provided me the foundation I needed to be a good nurse