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Levels of Nursing Degrees

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The field of nursing will always be in great demand and will offer long-term job positions in the future. There are different levels of nursing degrees that are out there to choose from. If you're looking to obtain your degree quickly, you should start with an associate's degree, which takes about two years to finish. Then you can work your way up to a higher nursing degree with a bachelor's or master's degree.

Nursing License

One way of getting in nursing is to obtain a license. Doing so would consider you a licensed vocational nurse. Then if you want to go higher from there, you can become a registered nurse.

Certificate or Diploma

The quickest way to get into the nursing field is to obtain a certificate or diploma. Some of these programs are being offered at some hospitals.

Associate Degree

To achieve an associate's nursing degree, you will have to spend two years studying at a community college or vocational school. Once you graduate, you will have your associate's degree and will be able to work on an entry level in nursing.

Bachelor of Science

Another form of degree you are able to obtain is a bachelor of science in nursing degree. This takes four years to complete at a community college or university. After you obtain it, you will be able to have more job options in the field. You will also be subject to advancement and more pay.

Master's Degree

Once you have achieved a bachelor's degree, you may want to advance further in your education and obtain a master's degree. This may be a good option for you if you're looking to hold a managerial or administrative position or would like to teach in the field.
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