Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)
An Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) is one of the most common degree tracks for nursing students. An ADN program is typically two years in length and is structured to cover the technical skills needed to become a nurse. This is a broad based degree that enables students to quickly become nurses and to continue on to pursue advanced degrees. Most community and technical colleges provide ADN programs.
An Associate's Degree is an exceptionally good degree path for those looking for a cost effective way to enter the nursing field. This is traditionally a 2 year program and many institutions offer the ADN degree with affordable tuition and flexible schedules. In fact, many of the general education requirements can be taken online reducing the actual time you need to spend in the classroom. The core classes will need to be taken in person, but many community colleges offer a combination of both. Make sure you check with your local state registration board before entering into a program and with your school of choice to ensure all units you obtain are transferable.