Nursing Associate's Degrees
Is nursing your goal? A two-year associate degree program in nursing might be able to help you get there.
But What Will I Learn With an Associates Degree?
That depends on that degree track you decide to take. An Associate of Science in Nursing degree program is usually more straightforward, focusing solely on technical courses, whereas an Associate of Arts in Nursing degree program often implies a more well-rounded curriculum with additional humanities courses. Nevertheless, basic skills that are covered in most degree programs of both kinds include:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Safety and Infection Control
- Disease Detection and Prevention
- Administering of Medication
- Patient-Professional Communication
- Ethics and Legal Issues in Health Care
What Kind of Career Can I Find?
After earning an associate degree in nursing, you can take the NCLEX-RN exam and earn a license to practice as an RN. If, at any point, you decide to further your college education, already having an associate's degree can make things much simpler — many RN to BSN nursing degree programs exist that bridge the gap to a bachelor's degree in just two years.