I have an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Major: Nursing
From the time I was allowed to start working as a RN, I have had one heck of a good time working in many different capacities as a nurse. I have worked not only as a hospital staff nurse, but as a home health nurse, also did a few case management cases, traveled as a traveling nurse, taught CNA Clinicals, did pre and post op patient education, worked as a nurse preceptor, could have worked in Community Health until I realized it wasn't for me, so did not take the job, but could have.... I've also been a Charge Nurse, and first in line to assume "Head Nurse" duties if my Head Nurse (at that time) had been called overseas on military duty. I've worked in two clinics before, and....
Well...there's MUCH to be done as an ASN/ADN nurse! Now, I want my BSN because I'm a darn good nursing educator, therefore want the opportunity to teach on a college level.
Regardless of one's chosen profession, advancing in an educational area of one's choosing is always available -- if necessary -- to reach "other interests". One should never stop learning anyway, and in nursing, there is always plenty to expound on and learn.