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ASN VS ADN??? A. A. S.?

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Specializes in Psychiatric Tech/BsP.

Can someone please tell me the difference?

I'm a Californian that transferred to Texas. I am graduating in May 2020 for my baccalaureate degree in Psychology.

After my second to last brain surgery I realized it was my calling to be an R. N., it was too late to double major in nursing then.

Is the ASN easier to push through than the ADN? Is anyone familiar with Lone Star College? I applied for the AS in integrated nursing and an AS in the nursing block curriculum.

Everything is haywire cause of the pandemic so if anyone can help me that'd be swell!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

ADN stands for associates degree in nursing. It's the generic term for all associates degrees in nursing.

ASN and AAS are simply different names for an ADN. There may be slight differences in coursework, but you'll find slight differences in programs of the same degree as well.

You see the same thing with bachelors degrees- some are officially BSN (bachelors of science in nursing) while other diplomas will state bachelors of science as the degree, with a concentration in nursing. And also even with MSN vs. MS with a concentration in nursing.

implathszombie9

Specializes in Psychiatric Tech/BsP.

24 minutes ago, Rose_Queen said:

ADN stands for associates degree in nursing. It's the generic term for all associates degrees in nursing.

ASN and AAS are simply different names for an ADN. There may be slight differences in coursework, but you'll find slight differences in programs of the same degree as well.

You see the same thing with bachelors degrees- some are officially BSN (bachelors of science in nursing) while other diplomas will state bachelors of science as the degree, with a concentration in nursing. And also even with MSN vs. MS with a concentration in nursing.

Ahhh I see. I will look for MS with specialization in nursing.

Is there a way I could obtain an RN by doing that?

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

Most pre-licensure programs are at the ADN or BSN level, although there are masters entry programs out there.

1 hour ago, Rose_Queen said:

Most pre-licensure programs are at the ADN or BSN level, although there are masters entry programs out there.

How long did it take you to complete your BSN?

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

1 minute ago, I Lang said:

How long did it take you to complete your BSN?

5 years, but I delayed myself a year by changing majors to nursing. Most will take 4 years

2 minutes ago, Rose_Queen said:

5 years, but I delayed myself a year by changing majors to nursing. Most will take 4 years

Ah okay. The ABSN route is very pricey and lengthy in pre-nursing classes. Are prereqs the same as pre nursing?? Also, since I'm a BS in Psych, are there fast track ASNs?

CCRN_

Specializes in Emergency and Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

You should be able to get into a program that will give you a BSN after finishing nursing school. It’s called something like “second degree BSN”..... I have seen many schools offer it. You come in with an unrelated BS degree and end up with a BSN. Hope that helps.

implathszombie9

Specializes in Psychiatric Tech/BsP.

10 minutes ago, CCRN_ said:

You should be able to get into a program that will give you a BSN after finishing nursing school. It’s called something like “second degree BSN”..... I have seen many schools offer it. You come in with an unrelated BS degree and end up with a BSN. Hope that helps.

Wait so I should complete the ASN as the faster alternative then go for the second degree BSN? I've looked into ABSN. It's like $50,000 +

Apply to more than one program, of all types, that match your criteria, such as location. When you get acceptances, then choose the program best for you. If at all possible, get at least the BSN. This will give you the better bang for your buck as far as getting hired. You will save money in the long run and you will have the minimum education most employers look for. If you apply to five programs but are only accepted at one, your decision is made for you.

implathszombie9

Specializes in Psychiatric Tech/BsP.

1 hour ago, caliotter3 said:

Apply to more than one program, of all types, that match your criteria, such as location. When you get acceptances, then choose the program best for you. If at all possible, get at least the BSN. This will give you the better bang for your buck as far as getting hired. You will save money in the long run and you will have the minimum education most employers look for. If you apply to five programs but are only accepted at one, your decision is made for you.

You have a great point. Depending on the pre nursing classes required.

What about MSN programs after , possibly, an ASN? I was looking into those but it's hard finding and entry level MSN in Texas.

Anecdotally I have read that brand new nurses with an MSN but no nursing experience have a harder time getting hired for that first job. You would need to do your due diligence to find employers that don’t discriminate in that regard.

11 hours ago, caliotter3 said:

Anecdotally I have read that brand new nurses with an MSN but no nursing experience have a harder time getting hired for that first job. You would need to do your due diligence to find employers that don’t discriminate in that regard.

There is like eight types of entry level MSN but none of the them , or so I have found are available online without a RN license required.

I do have over two years of experience in caregiving/nurse aide so I'm not worried about landing my first R.N. license.