what kind of degree to get???

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[COLOR=#1f497d]Why would someone recommend this?

[COLOR=#1f497d]"If you want to eventually get a BS in Nursing you may also want to complete the Associate of Arts degree along with the AAS in Nursing. That way you will be prepared to go on for your Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. "

It sounds like she is saying that you should get two AA degrees, which doesn't make sense to me.

I was planing on getting my AAS in nursing and get my RN then do a bridge program to get my BSN later.

My adviser is the one that said this in an email to me, I emailed her back but haven't received an answer yet. Just wondering what everyone at all nurses thought about it.

thank you for your opinion:)

Tobi_RN

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I was in the exact same situation! I started school a semester late so I wouldn't have had all of my pre-req's done before the October deadline to apply. It really bummed me out because now I have to wait till next October to apply. Initially I was just going to take the rest of my pre-req's and then just study for the HESI. Then I spoke with my advisor and she gave me the same recommendation, finish the classes you need for your AA.

I was really confused because I didn't want to graduate with my AA, I wanted to graduate with my AS in Nursing. I spoke to my advisor several timers before I actually "got it."

Getting the AA will just get all the general classes you need for your BSN out of the way. Once you are accepted into and graduate from the nursing program, you will graduate with an AS in Nursing. From there you can take the NCLEX and once you are an RN, you can do the RN-BSN.

Hope I didn't make that even more confusing haha....

duluth

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I didn't think you would need to take any extra classes and get your AA degree to do the RN to BSN program, that the program would include everything you needed to get your BSN? Are you saying that you will need to take less classes to get your BSN because of the other classes?

Now would what you are talking about mean having 2 degrees

Specializes in Critical Care.

There are generally more classes required to earn a bachelor's degree than are required for an associate's (both general education courses and preqrequisites specific to nursing). Since you know you want to earn your BSN I think your advisor is suggesting that you get those "extra" courses out of the way now so that you have all of the classes you need when you're ready to apply to RN-BSN programs.

Tobi_RN

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There are generally more classes required to earn a bachelor's degree than are required for an associate's (both general education courses and preqrequisites specific to nursing). Since you know you want to earn your BSN I think your advisor is suggesting that you get those "extra" courses out of the way now so that you have all of the classes you need when you're ready to apply to RN-BSN programs.

Yes! That's what I was trying to say