Good associate degree recommendations?

John6185

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Associate degrees are not becoming obsolete. An Associate Degree in Nursing at one time one could get a commission at a 2nd Lt in the military but yes, times have changed no longer do they commission Associate degrees. Now, one has to have a Bachelors degree-however an associate degree in nursing will get you a good job at the many veteran's hospitals around the state. Job security, paid vacations, retirement, sick leave and a savings program whereby the government will match what you put in the program up to a certain amount.
 

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IMHO, associates degrees are increasingly becoming obsolete. There are obvious exceptions for those two year degrees that lead to work in a licensed field, like nursing, but even nursing is seeing a shift into B.S.N.s being the norm.

IF you are going to commit the time, energy, and money into going back to school, I would find an accelerated Bachelor's program or just go after a skilled trade certification program.

YMMV and it all depends on your goals.

Sometimes your answers are just bizarre. The only places pushing BSNs are the 4 year university diploma mills. The job doesn’t require it. I have five family and extended family members that have all graduated with Associate degrees in Nursing in the last 3 years and all had solid job offers during their last semester.
 

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Sometimes your answers are just bizarre. The only places pushing BSNs are the 4 year university diploma mills. The job doesn’t require it. I have five family and extended family members that have all graduated with Associate degrees in Nursing in the last 3 years and all had solid job offers during their last semester.

When did I say the job requires it? There’s a difference between the job requirements and the competitive environment in the job over the length of a career. A large number of new nurses are entering the field with BSNs (every new nurse her hospital has hired and that she has oriented in recent years) and it is increasingly becoming a discriminating factor for moves into new positions and specialty areas.

My bride only has her associate’s RN because she made the career switch at 40 and already had her B.S. in Management. She also didn’t care much about career progression or moving into some of the more specialized areas opening up to nurses. A younger person with a longer career in front of them will be competing against B.S.N.s for jobs and desirable positions within jobs as the years go by.
 
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As someone in IT (programmer) I'd become an RN, then spend the extra time to become a nurse anesthetist. But RN will get you working all over western Oklahoma.
 

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Two years ago i was going to a physical therapist.The lady with an associates degree made 32 dollars per hour.The lady with a BS made 34 per hour.There boss use to be my neighbor so i am only going by what she told me.As far as a medical job that would be the least nasty that i know of.
 

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I always that that becoming a RN was a four year degree. Has it changed?

Nope, you can do it in a two year program but folks usually take a lot of classes ahead of time just to meet the prerequisites and get enough points to get into the program...depending on where you apply.
 
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