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ASN/ADN/RN and BSN Differences?

ADN/BSN   (1,165 Views | 2 Replies)

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Are the two programs different in what the student learns, or are they the same exact study? Why do they have different lengths if the title of an RN is earned either way? Why is a BSN preferred over an ASN/ADN?

I'm planning on going for an ASN at a technical institute since it's what I can afford financially and mentally, I'm worried I won't be successful or find a job.

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AJJKRN has 6+ years experience and specializes in Medical-Surgical/Float Pool/Stepdown.

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Please, please use the search bar to look for more information already covered on your topic. Promise I'm not trying to be mean but there are multiple threads just hanging around on allnurses with a wealth of information on this topic. Promise they are all way more well written and informative than you may get from anyone wanting to explain this again in depth. Good luck :yes:

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Nienna Celebrindal has 12 years experience.

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The short answer: no they are not the same. No associates degree is ever the same as a bachelors degree. Just like no bachelors is the same as a masters. You learn more. You take at least a years worth of extra classes for your BSN, most of it is nursing theory and research. BSN is preferred because you have a "greater depth" of knowledge.

If you want more I advise you follow pps advice. Its pretty lengthy.

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