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by alet3ff alet3ff (Member) Member

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Greetings all!

Could someone tell me the differnence between an Associates in Applied Science and an Assoctiates in Science. Which one would be considered a better degree for the nursing field?

Thanks,

Ed

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It is the same thing. Just a different name for the same degree.

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Thanks for the info... According to the college one has more "art and sciences" and the other has "free electives."

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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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i believe it is the classes that makes the difference.

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My degree is AAS, that's what the nursing program I attended granted at the end of the program. I think the difference is that the AAS is considered a "science for the non science major" while the AS is a science major. The science classes are different.

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For my school, an Associates in Applied Science is the associate degree to be come an RN. If I took Pre-Nursing to transfer to a university for a Bachelor's degree it is an Associates in Science.

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alet3ff - If it is nursing you are interested in, then I would advise a nursing degree. We nurses tend to be a bit "snobbish" when it comes to BA, BS and BSN/MSN....I you want to get out of nursing then persue your dream degree - not one loosly associated with your profession. frankie

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Snobbish........interesting. BUT VERY TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sadly)

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MishlB - You are so right on the money - nurses are sadly snobbish in their own way - the longer I am a nurse, the more pro-nurse I become. This is food for thought. Thanks MishlB - frankie

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