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a little confused...

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Hi everyone! :)

I am in the process of researching different nursing schools and I came across one that offers a 2 year RN program, where you earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Is this the same thing as an ADN? Associate degree in Nursing? I have worked with nurses who went to a 2 year school for their RN and behind their name for example will read "Jody, RN ADN"

I have never seen a badge showing "Jody, RN AAS"

Are these two things the same thing, I feel like I am trying too hard to figure this out and Im sure the answer is rather simple. Its monday, can you blame me?? :)

I believe they're pretty much the same.

ADN covers Associates of Science in Nursing(ASN) & Associates of Applied Science in Nursing(AAS-N).

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

One of the biggest differences - the amount of course credits that will transfer if you decide to continue for your BSN. IN general, you will have more transferable credits if you have an ADN. Sometimes, the difference is pretty dramatic. You may want to investigate this before making your decision.

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

One of the biggest differences - the amount of course credits that will transfer if you decide to continue for your BSN. IN general, you will have more transferable credits if you have an ADN. Sometimes, the difference is pretty dramatic. You may want to investigate this before making your decision.

I whole-heartedly agree. I've been checking with the school I want to go to to complete my BSN if my ADN credits will transfer should I get accepted at the CC. Luckily, they will :)