Degree Vs. Diploma?

Nurses General Nursing


Can diploma programs still provide nurses with the appropriate amount of training and education to meet the growing needs of the general public? If not, will the length of the degree program, 4 years as opposed to 3 years, contribute to the current nursing shortage?

Nurse Ratched, RN

2,149 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health.

Hi, Ann - welcome to the board. If this is a question for a class, may I suggest you use the search engine here - diploma vs. ADN vs. BSN has been discussed at length and you should have lots of threads that offer many opinions.


753 Posts

Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation.

EXCELLENT advice, ratched!!!

Now, PLEAAAAASE everyone..let's leave it at that!!

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