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Associate Degree in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing

Offered through community and technical colleges, an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) can be completed in as little as two years if you took all the science prerequisites (typically microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, algebra and psychology) in high school. It will take you three or even three-and-a-half years if you need the science prerequisites, which are part of every nursing program, to complete your ADN. Once you’ve finished your ADN, you’ll be eligible to become an RN upon completing the NCLEX.

In all States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. Nurses may be licensed in more than one State, either by examination or by the endorsement of a license issued by another State. The Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement allows a nurse who is licensed and permanently resides in one of the member States to practice in the other member States without obtaining additional licensure. In 2006, 20 states were members of the Compact, while 2 more were pending membership. All States require periodic renewal of licenses, which may require continuing education.

Many RNs with an ADN or diploma later enter bachelor’s programs to prepare for a broader scope of nursing practice. Often, they can find an entry-level position and then take advantage of tuition reimbursement benefits to work toward a BSN by completing an ADN-to-BSN program.

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    Heather_sceanne

    about 5 years ago

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    Im in college and i just started my pre-reqs for nursing. After i finish my college i will have an ADN but i plan on working as a RN and going to college part time to get my BDN, but here lately i have been thinking about just going for a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or Nurse Practitioner If i already have my associates degree in nursing for an RN! what do I have to do to become a CRNA? and how long will it take? I know i have to get a BDN, but what other requirements are there? if you could please contact me through a message with the information, if you know! Thank you so much.!

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    about 5 years ago

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    over 5 years ago

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    Has anyone got info on the college network- they claim NLN endorses them but I am leary-

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    tinu

    over 5 years ago

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    can a certified nurse take RN exams?

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    angie067

    over 5 years ago

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    dmazment is absolutly right: ~
    Everyone takes the exact same NCLEX exam. Doesn't matter if you have an ADN or BSN, you're a nurse and function the same.

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    angie067

    over 5 years ago

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    Sounds scary that I only need 2 1/2 years in with all this responsibility.

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    msellie55

    over 5 years ago

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    I'm having a problem with the school finder. As an LPN it states in the school finder you have to be an RN I don't quite get it. Only 2 schools came up and when I filled in the questionnaire is stated for RN's only.

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    Everyone takes the exact same NCLEX exam. Doesn't matter if you have an ADN or BSN, you're a nurse and function the same.

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    cari

    almost 6 years ago

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    are there job openings for ADN's?im a BSN graduate here in the philippines.do i have to take NCLEx all the same even if i only apply for an ADN job?

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    zzirbits14

    almost 6 years ago

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    I am actually going to try for a ADN and the only thing that is the difference, well at least that I've heard, you can't be a floor manager till 3-5 years.

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