AA in applied science?

  1. When you graduate as an RN student from an AD program, why do they call it an AA in applied science?
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  3. by   goodknight
    Here they don't. It's an Associates of Applied Science (AAS).

    I can't come up with a reason they would give you an AA, since your concentration is in science not liberal arts.
    Last edit by goodknight on Apr 6, '05
  4. by   ZZTopRN
    Quote from goodknight
    Here they don't. It's an Associates of Applied Science (AAS).

    I can't come up with a reason they would give you an AA, since your concentration is in science not liberal arts.
    Hi, thanks. I was wondering why they called it "applied science." I thought it meant ADN in nursing, like Bachelor degree in nursing.
  5. by   pama
    The AAS (Associate in Applied Science) is a technical degree. Most community colleges see this as a terminal degree, one that leads to employment in a professional field.
  6. by   ZZTopRN
    Quote from pama
    The AAS (Associate in Applied Science) is a technical degree. Most community colleges see this as a terminal degree, one that leads to employment in a professional field.
    Thanks, now it makes sense.
  7. by   LilRedRN1973
    The degree we will be getting this May is an ASN....Associate of Science in Nursing.

    Melanie = )

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