i was wondering if i go for the associates, i would still be qualified to go into specialization's like anesthesiology. i just started thinking about becoming a nurse, being male and the like has made me (or my dad) think nothing of it. but now that i see i really might want to become one, i just want some advice on to whether i can get into the same specialization's with an associates as to that of a bachelor's. are there any limitations between the two. i hear the pay is not far off...so i just want to see what the true advantages towards going through the four year would bring.