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Associates Degree in Nursing

Updated on April 12, 2010

(ADN) 2 Year Associates Degree in Nursing

With an aging population and the fact that nearly 15% of our Economy is based on Health Care related jobs getting and associates degree in nursing could be a very wise move for those looking to support themselves and their families in an ever increasingly difficult economy.  Nursing Degrees are in demand in nearly every city in America.  The simple fact of the matter is health care related jobs will always be in demand.

A bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN) may earn you more money and be preferable to an associate degree in nursing (ADN) but you have to carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the extra time an expense to complete your Bachelor’s Degree.  Many Registered Nurses with an (ADN) choose to enter bachelors degree programs later.

All nursing education programs will include instruction in the classroom and supervised clinical experience in health care facilities and hospitals.  You’ll be expected to successfully complete coursework in physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, anatomy, and behavioral sciences.

Be careful when evaluating Associate Nursing Degree Programs.  Make sure  the programs you are considering are part of an approved nursing program that’s accredited program.  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. is a great place to start learning more about schools. The NLNAC offers a search feature for finding accredited nursing schools in your area… simply input your State and select they type of Degree you desire.  In this example you would select “Program Type Associate”. You’ll find complete information on accredited schools including contact information and website addresses to look into the program details online.

For example if you were to search for “Nevada” you would find Associate Programs available at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Great BasinCollege in Elko, TruckeeMeadowsCommunity College in Reno, and WesternNevadaCollege in Carson City.

The great thing about using the National League for Nursing Accrediting Site is they are not trying to sell you anything… the information is unbiased.

How much can you earn with an Associates Degree in Nursing?

According to you can earn anywhere from $40,000 to $75,000 per year depending on location and experience. 

A little Nursing Education = Good Paying Career

Consider a 2 year associates degree in Nursing for a lifelong stable well paying career.
Consider a 2 year associates degree in Nursing for a lifelong stable well paying career.


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  • fucsia profile image


    8 years ago

    the nursing profession is not for everyone. Is very challenging for its shifts and responsibility, the person who wants to be a nurse must have some basic characteristics: humility, patience, empathy, humanity, ability to manage the emotions.

  • ngureco profile image


    8 years ago

    In almost every country in this world there is a great demand for nurses. The question is: after nursing get saturated, what will come next?

  • H P Roychoudhury profile image

    H P Roychoudhury 

    8 years ago from Guwahati, India

    Nursing is a good profession because it provides opportunity to serve others.

  • Pamela99 profile image

    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    It depends where you live as to what you'll get paid but the opportunities are out there. I got an associate first, went to work then got by bachelors a couple of classes at a time. The hours aren't always great but you will not be unemployed Good hub


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