What’s the Difference Between a BSN and ASN?
more schooling and more pay. A 2 year gets a BS degree and a 4 year gets a BSN (masters) Most nurses start out with a 2 year, start working and getting real world experience and then go back to get the BSN. From my understanding of it the BSN is a lot of being taught how to teach and more of the “office” side of a nursing degree.
An ASN 2 year, or associate degree, RN’s do not get into management level jobs. They are usually always devoted to patient care. If your goal is to get into nursing management level positions, then you must have a four year degree, minimum, many require doctorates.
The 4 year BSN is more of the medical skills that you will need. I would suggest that you go into your local hospital and ask some nurses if they could sit down and talk to you about the job and maybe show you around. Make sure you ask them if they have time to do it.
You could also ask if you could do some job shadowing. Go into some nursing homes as well because the nurses job is different in the different parts of the hospital as well as in the nursing homes.