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Registered Nurses

i'm in school aspiring to be a nurse. but i was just curious what the REAL difference was in the hospitals between nurses with associates degrees and others with their bachelors. is there a big pay difference? tasks, status? etc?? or are they all pretty much the same?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:20 AM on Apr. 25, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Usually no pay difference at all. You would only need the BSN if you wanted to get into management or eventually work on your masters to be an advanced practice nurse, like a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist or something like that. An associates is fine if you just want to be an RN.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • I can tell you they are not at all the same. I just can't give you any more info because my mom is the RN, not

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • This is 1st anon again...if you go to the occupational outlook handbook online and look up different kinds of nurses you will find great and accurate information. Pay, duties, everything.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • There is no difference in pay or job responsibilities for entry level staff RN's. Some employers prefer BSN graduates, most don't care as long as you have a license. With a BSN, you will probably be given preference when it comes to positions in management, however this is not always the case either as it depends on your job performance and additional skills and certifications you pick up as you begin to work. BSN and AA RN's both take the exact same NCLEX exam and receive a license to practice as a registered nurse.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:09 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • In Illinois, a Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) a requirement for an RN license. Definitely more money than an LPN.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:55 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • More $

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Apr. 25, 2009