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nursing degree question. Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
Aug 20th '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 Due December 13; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Spotsylvania, Virginia 1103 posts
Aug 20th '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 18492 posts
Aug 20th '13

I believe it is LPN?

♥Heather 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89361 posts
Aug 20th '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 621 posts
Aug 20th '13

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



Definitly not a CNA :)

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Aug 20th '13

I have my ASN. I am a RN.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Aug 20th '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 29912 posts
Aug 20th '13

RN. I am currently working towards mine. :)

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29912 posts
Aug 20th '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.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Aug 20th '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...

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29912 posts
Aug 20th '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
Aug 20th '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.

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29912 posts
Aug 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ... [snip!] ... varies, each state has their own required amount of hours. The CNA program out here is like 600, not including fees and books."</blockquote>




Yeah it's 3 classes at my school but the state if Arkansas pays for people to become cnas because they are needed. I didn't pay anything for the class or test.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Aug 20th '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" 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. "


She doesn't know what she's talking about. So many people frown upon RNs who "only" have an ASN, but clinically speaking, there isn't a difference between an ASN-RN and BSN-RN. I'm in a ASN-BSN program and I don't even have to take any clinicals.

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
Aug 20th '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Barbara Outten:</b>" One of my nurses at my OBs office told ... [snip!] ... my BSN. That's what confused me. "</blockquote> Well she's stupid. CNA is a certification, an associates is a degree."


That's what I thought, I should have just taken my CNA through the vocational center in high school. I figured I'd ask to make sure. I called my University and they said I'll be taking the N-CLEX-RN test at the end of all my schooling. In 5 friggen years.