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Is the assoicate degree in nursing enough to ensure you job security?

Now don't get me wrong I would like to think higher but for now I really need to get into a career with financial and job security asap. Is an associate degree staff a good place to hang around while going to school part time to pursue your bachelors? Oops I meant to say is a staff nurse with an associate degree position an alright place to hang around while pursueing your bachelors?

Asked By: Chuckie H - 12/22/2007
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I thinks it's better to take that route since in the ADN program they focus more on clinical skills! When you grad you'd be a hot commodity OVER a BSN grad because your precepting RN won't have to hold your hand during your orientation. BSN and MSN will help you get to mananger positions faster, but you CAN be a... More
Answered By: Nikki - 12/23/2007
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Definetly. A 2 year degree in nursing could be as far as you need to go in order to be successful and have a comfortable lifestyle. Furthuring your degree will give you the opportunity to advance in the career...managerial positions (and more money of course), teaching, etc.
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Answered By: zimmiesgrl - 12/22/2007
 
when it comes to nursing, I'm sure you will be OK. There is a national nursing shortage so severe that many hospitals are placing applications in other countries to entice nurses from those areas to work here in an attempt to fill positions.
Answered By: bonecrusher - 12/22/2007
 
Any nursing job is in high demand, see... More
Answered By: oracle2world - 12/22/2007
 
Absolutely being an associate RN is just as good as having a bachelor degree. With so many of the baby boomers retiring our hospital is working with surrounding colleges for the hours you have work in a certain field you can skip that course and be graded on it. It is like a Bridge Program... More
Answered By: onlyiuknow - 12/23/2007
 
Today, there are no guarantees. Just a couple of years ago there were layoffs of nurses where I live. Primarily to drop costs, ie: more experienced nurses. Moral of the story is even in health care nothing is a forever. Best of luck.
Answered By: Gregory W - 12/23/2007
 
As long as you hold an RN license, you're fine. With the nursing shortage just beginning it is only going to get worse. You will never find yourself out of a job if you live in a relatively metropolitan area.
Answered By: Jill - 12/23/2007
 
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