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Do most employers prefer an BSN to be a registered nurse?

I want to go into nursing, and my local community college offers an RN program. But if an Associate in Registered Nursing won't get me anywhere, then I probably have to pick something else, because I can't afford university. My brother-in-law earned his RN Associate at the same community college and has had a job as an RN for about five years now, but a few people warned me that most employers these days look for a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). Anyone know if this is true?

Asked By: Kate - 11/28/2009
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"Nurse" is a broad occupational group that includes many types and levels of nurses. "Registered Nurse" (RN) is a license from your state that allows you to be one. ASN, BSN, MSN are degrees from colleges that provide the education/training to do the job at a particular level. So first understand that all of those... More
Answered By: CoachT - 11/28/2009
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