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ok nurse's trade school or communty college?????

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Which is better a trade school or community college???? Or does it depend on the person. My plan was to attend a 2 year community college to get my Associates Degree. That way I could work as a rn while going for my bsn...I know the good thing about community college is credits transfer over. I pretty much don't know anything about trade schools other then I won't have to take any of the bs am forced to take in college.

blondy2061h, MSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

I think trade school nursing programs are as good as extinct. Trying to get a job as an RN with only an associates degree is also becoming darned near impossible...pretty much everywhere.

Miss Infermiera2b, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology. Has 2 years experience.

I think trade school nursing programs are as good as extinct. Trying to get a job as an RN with only an associates degree is also becoming darned near impossible...pretty much everywhere.

Actually that really depends. Around here the ADN programs have better reputations than the for-profit BSN programs. I work for a magnet hospital that accepts ADN grads who make a commitment to earn their BSN within a few years.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Public trade school and technical college nursing programs are affordable and reputable in the local communities they serve.

Do not mistake a trade school for an investor-owned school of questionable repute (read: Kaplan, Univ. of Phoenix, Brown Mackie, Platt, Carrington, Everest, Walden, Chamberlain, West Coast University, et al.). Investor-owned schools are outrageously priced and deliver questionable return on investment.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Is WGU an investor school?
No. WGU is a private nonpofit institution. No investor-owned school in existence would charge the lowly tuition rate of $4,250 per six month term for a generic licensure BSN program.

Trauma_drama14, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Trauma Surgery. Has 12 years experience.

Because of what I went through, I would say community college. I went to trade school for my lpn in 2009 and owe around 24,000. Definitely not worth it at least where I am because the hospitals want BSNs or higher (and jobs are scarce for lpns). I've heard or trade school graduates having difficulty landing jobs in the hospital because of the schools reputation. Fortunately, My gpa wasnt high enough (hah) and I went to my local cc, which is known for its nursing program. I graduated last year and just finished my last class for my BSN online yesterday. Did I mention, I'll be graduating Magna Cum Laude lol!!

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I got my BSN from Walden. So far employees has been impressed.

Thank you for the info

I had of chamberlain in fact I was thinking of going there for my bsn&masters.

Miss Infermiera2b, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology. Has 2 years experience.

I had of chamberlain in fact I was thinking of going there for my bsn&masters.

Just a word of warning: the employers around here do not hire Chamberlain grads. The school has a very poor reputation in this area.

Will am from NYC so they may or may not.... But if so I'll try another school.

Will am from NYC so they may or may not.... But if so I'll try another school.

NYC is a BSN must place. Stick with the public or non profit private institutions.

NYC (and surrounding areas) are super competitive. Be prepared to have to commute.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I think trade school nursing programs are as good as extinct. Trying to get a job as an RN with only an associates degree is also becoming darned near impossible...pretty much everywhere.

This is not true. My ASN community college has a great reputation. It depends on where you live.

Good to know but i still wanna get my mastère so i can feel spécial