I'm really kinda new to all the acronyms and to how nursing itself works degree and "rank" wise, so I'm sorry if I sound really silly here.
My question is....what is the difference between an RN and all the other "N's" (ADN, BSN, MSN.....). I know what the ones in ( )'s stand for, but I thought all those were considered RN's, just with different degrees?? I saw on another post that you can get your RN, ADN, BSN....and I just got confused. I thought any Nurse's degree means your an RN.
I saw that list of degrees but it didnt' answer my question as to the differences.
Sorry for the silly question....Please enlighten me oh smart ones!
Jan 7, '07
Quote from Soapy
Does ADN and ASN really make a difference?
These are the same thing. ADN= Associates Degree in Nursing better known as an Associates in Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S.). I'm not sure but I think the ASN acronym is incorrect.
I've not heard of an Associates in Art for Nursing, although nursing is somewhat of an art.
Last edit by jimthorp on Jan 7, '07