What is the education needed to be an Registered Nurse?

It seems from quick research that all you need is an associates degree. I always thought it was a Bachelors degree. IS that true? Also, what would be the difference then from an RN with a bachelors VS associates.(Obviously I assume theres higher wage-how big is the salary difference? WHat are the other benefits? THANKS!

Asked By: linguist - 6/21/2007
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No one quite hit it all: A two year (AA--associates) RN is probably closer to a three year as you need to complete the pre-reqs for the AA degree and the 2 year tract RN; the BS (bachelors is structured the same--nursing tract plus the BS reqs). BOTH are RNs after they pass the exam. The AA RN is limited more from... More
Answered By: Diane A - 6/21/2007
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If you're truly determined, either a 2 yr or a 4 yr degree will put you on the road to passing the nursing exams. If money is tight, the 2 yr degree will suffice. It means you will learn the real mechanics involved... More
Answered By: Miss V - 6/21/2007
You can get it in a 2 year program. But also you need patience, a good bedside manner, and the ability to guide your CNA's. (Thats what they don't tell you!)
Answered By: sweetthang - 6/21/2007
To be a nurse, you have to do a Bachelor of Nursing degree at university . This is usually 3 or 4 yrs depending which state you live in. I am not sure what you mean by vs associates... More
Answered By: jagodastrebska - 6/21/2007
2 or 4 years, some programs offer less then 2 years.
Answered By: John S - 6/21/2007
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