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nursing degree question. Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
20th Aug '13

I'm currently in school for Associates of Science in Nursing. I guess I don't really know what that means, when I graduate will I be considered a CNA or an RN? I tried looking on my schools website but it just gave examples of careers I could have after receiving my ASN. The list included school nurse, forensic nurse, stuff like that.



If it is a CNA I might consider changing schools and going to a trade school where I will only have to pay 1000 for the course as opposed to the 3500 a year for the next 5 years (damn waiting lists.)

DeidreLC 1 child; Spotsylvania, Virginia 1071 posts
20th Aug '13

Its definitely not for CNA, because that's a nursing assistant. I believe you'll be a RN, but I can't be positive.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16155 posts
status 20th Aug '13

I believe it is LPN?

♥Heather Due January 8 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89299 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" I'm currently in school for Associates of Science in Nursing. I guess I don't really know what that means, ... [snip!] ... where I will only have to pay 1000 for the course as opposed to the 3500 a year for the next 5 years (damn waiting lists.)"


If I were you I would call the education counselor at your school and ask them.
My guess is that its either LPN or RN, but calling is your best bet.

babymama0324 USA 599 posts
20th Aug '13

You will be a RN after you pass your boards!!!



Definitly not a CNA :)

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65300 posts
20th Aug '13

I have my ASN. I am a RN.

JΔ$ Georgia 76468 posts
status 20th Aug '13

If you pass the NCLEX, you will be an RN. Why are you in a program that you don't know the specifics for?

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65300 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" If you pass the NCLEX, you will be an RN. Why are you in a program that you don't know the specifics for?"


I was wondering the same...

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29620 posts
status 20th Aug '13

RN. I am currently working towards mine. :)

JΔ$ Georgia 76468 posts
status 20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I was wondering the same..."</blockquote>



And she should probably learn the difference between different types of nurses. The CNA program is like one semester, the RN Program is 2 years. Big difference.

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29620 posts
status 20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I was wondering the same..."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... difference between different types of nurses. The CNA program is like one semester, the RN Program is 2 years. Big difference."</blockquote>



I got my CNA in 2 weeks thanks to the state of Arkansas. Saved me a bunch of money and classes towards my degree.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65300 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting ChristinaLynne:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky ... [snip!] ... I got my CNA in 2 weeks thanks to the state of Arkansas. Saved me a bunch of money and classes towards my degree."


Being a CNA doesn't mean you don't have to take certain RN classes, just so you know...

JΔ$ Georgia 76468 posts
status 20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky ... [snip!] ... I got my CNA in 2 weeks thanks to the state of Arkansas. Saved me a bunch of money and classes towards my degree."</blockquote>




That's awesome! I know the program varies, each state has their own required amount of hours. The CNA program out here is like 600, not including fees and books.

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29620 posts
status 20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" Being a CNA doesn't mean you don't have to take certain RN classes, just so you know..."</blockquote>




It opted me out of the classes that are required as pre reqs at my school. The classes that they take to become a cna. It was 3 different classes all I had to do was show proof

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I was wondering the same..."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... difference between different types of nurses. The CNA program is like one semester, the RN Program is 2 years. Big difference."


One of my nurses at my OBs office told me that I wouldn't be anything more then a CNA with my ASN, I have to take the ASN to get my BSN, and I plan on getting my BSN. That's what confused me.