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What is an RN, BAAN?

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CaffeinePOQ4HPRN has 10 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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In what province? I live in Canada and I'd never heard of any educational institution handing out BAAN degrees for nursing before. Nursing degrees here are either: BScN, BN, or BSN.

Did you read the article that JKL linked to?

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@JKL33 What kind of nursing degree is a BAAN? Is it some kind of associates credential? I've never heard of a BAAN, especially in Canada it's either BScN or BSN or BN.

I have no personal knowledge. I looked it up based on knowledge of "arts" degrees and also "applied" - so I figured those must be the two As.

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BostonFNP has 9 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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Are you sure its not FAAN?

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Mavrick has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU.

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Are you sure its not FAAN?

My thoughts too.

Fellows American Academy of Nursing. (Educators, University Presidents, Executives etc might not want to explain their designation to mere mortal nurses.)

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CaffeinePOQ4HPRN has 10 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN.

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Are you sure its not FAAN?

She has it listed as BAAN. None of my other nursing colleagues have ever heard of it.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Welp, now we all know. It's a different type of Bachelor's degree.

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Welp, now we all know. It's a different type of Bachelor's degree.

True but it doesnt have anything to do with her being an RN and shouldnt be listed behind her RN anymore than an RN having a BA in Art History should list that.

A BAAS is offered by some colleges offering predominately online based bachelor degrees for people with extensive vocational or military training. Using their professional experience as an alternative to actuall classroom credit and confering the degree.

It is a "general studies" degree.

The nurse most likely has an ADN/ASN degree and then did an online bachelors program for this BAAS, rather than pursuing a BSN.

It should not be listed as part of her credentials.

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I found this old topic on allnurses.com about a BAN degree. Perhaps it's close to what BAAN is?

I looked on the school's website and it seems the degree no longer exists though.....

https://allnurses.com/registered-nurses-diploma/ban-vs-bsn-328900.html

Here's the description listed on this closed topic:

""The RN-BAN Completion Program includes 20 credits of online nursing courses. Core nursing courses focus on enhancing skills in: leadership and management; decision making and problem solving; nursing research and evidence based practice; health promotion; health assessment; service to community; more in-depth study of pharmacology; and care of families, groups, and communities. Students also complete a nursing course elective. The elective nursing courses focus on integration of faith and health; more in-depth exploration of pathophysiology; and care of the client with chronic illness. RN students will have the opportunity to apply and synthesize nursing content through participation in clinical experiences, which may be completed with clinical preceptors as near as possible to their home communities. -DWU (Dakota Wesleyan University)

I found this at Dakota Wesleyan (a private school), I also had no idea there was a "BAN." It looks like the focus IS a little wider to include more Humanities (Christian School Above Example).""

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There is such a degree but it's rare. It's a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing instead of science. I always wondered how and why it existed due to nursing being such a science career.

Plus, I would think getting a job would be difficult as most places specifically state an ASN or BSN required.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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True but it doesnt have anything to do with her being an RN and shouldnt be listed behind her RN anymore than an RN having a BA in Art History should list that..

Uh, huh? It's a BAA*N* - it's her bachelor's degree in NURSING. So yeah, it does.

As the link above explains, it's a degree that's offered in a few countries, such as Australia and Canada (and there are a few programs in Minnesota that offer it as well).

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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There is such a degree but it's rare. It's a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing instead of science. I always wondered how and why it existed due to nursing being such a science career.

Plus, I would think getting a job would be difficult as most places specifically state an ASN or BSN required.

Only because the BSN is the default, and a lot of places aren't aware that a BAN is even a thing. I'm sure once you explain that it's a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, there are no barriers to getting hired.

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