Associate Degree versus Bachelor Degree in Nursing
Education Comparison: Associate Degree versus Bachelor Degree in Nursing
Approximately 2.8 million nurses are working around the world in different settings from a Hospital, outpatient clinics, same day surgery, or home health.(AACN, 2015) But what makes the nurses different or more qualified for that position? For many years the question has always arose on what is the difference between an Associate’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree.
Then the head tilt question comes, “So you are like a Licensed Nurse?” Both degrees ultimately end up taking the same NCLEX-RN licensing examination with the same outcome of a degree in Nursing.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the differences between the Associate’s degree Nurse and the Bachelor’s degree in nursing and how it sets them apart in real situations.
Having a higher educational level is one of the most noticeable competencies between the two degrees. A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) will attend a College or University that will last for approximately four years, if finishing on time.
These consist of the core two years of academics and then the last two years in the core program material for nursing. The Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) will attend a level of a community college with having approximately one year of prerequisites and then entering into a Nursing program lasting two years.
Overall there is a one year schooling difference between the two degr……………………………