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Two Associates degrees ?? Does it make sense ?

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I can't afford a four year school right now, but I already have an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.I don't want to take out any loans and the only schools I could afford right now are community colleges.Plus I'm a mom to a toddler and I don't want to have to take too many classes when I do return to school.However,would it make sense for me to obtain another Associates degree?That's like my only option right now,but I don't really like the sound of it.What do you guys think ?

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BluegrassRN has 14 years experience and works as a medical floor RN.

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If it's what works for you, I don't see the problem. I'm getting my second bachelors degree right now. Actually, I initially went back and got an associate's degree after I already had a bachelor's. It's what worked for me at the time (and what I could afford without racking up any debt).

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itsmejuli works as a Home Care Supervisor.

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Why not?

I finished up an AA at the end of the spring semester and am now in the RN program which will give me an AS. I will go right into the BSN program at the same community college that I got the AA and AS.

I'm gonna frame all of my diplomas :)

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If that is what you want to do, I say go for it! I have 2 bachelor degrees and I am currently going for an Associates degree right now. I don't think it matters what level of degree you get, as long as it is something you are interested in.

Miz Que

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AgentBeast has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Sure why not. I already have a BS in Education and am currently taking classes at a local community college towards an AASN with plans once I finish that to get my BSN from my alma matter because I'm lazy and don't want to take any more GEC classes.:D However, in addition to qualifying for an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing I'll also qualify to earn an Associates of Science and Associates of Liberal Arts. I'm planning on applying for all 3 degrees. Point being to earn/apply for every degree you can.;)

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sunnycalifRN has 6 years experience and works as a ICU RN.

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Sure, go for it! Since you don't want to accumulate a lot of debt, the AS nursing degree is much less expensive than the 4 yr BSN or accelerated BSN programs. Many "2nd career" RN's have multiple degrees from their previous careers.

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MissPiggy has 25 years experience and works as a LPC.

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If you are going for the Associate's in the same state where you got the original Associates you should be able to transfer some of the prereq's, which would also save you time and $. Good luck!

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The ASN I acquired, produced the largest return on investment of anything I had ever done previously. (Including buying EXXON @ $5)

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