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Old 11-24-2012, 12:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I am an RN. Go to PA school.
Ditto!! LOTS more money, and lots less "dirty work".
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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My neighbor is doing an RN program through the Baptist Hospital System. She is then doing an online BSA in Nursing once she finishes. She already has a BS but it wasn't a pre-req for the RN program, although there may be course pre-reqs.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Redbird ranch
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Dont half-ass it by doing a 2 yr program. Itll end up costing you once you plan on advancing your career.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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University of the Incarnate Word has a really good nursing program
but expect it to take up ALOT of your time
friends that i know that got into the nursing program i pretty much never saw them again haha
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Not so sure the Associates Degree is really that much different than the BA...at least in pay where contractors are concerned. I think that IF you want to go the distance, but need to work thru it, get the Associates and then proceed to the BA as you are working. I know contractors (I am civil service) that work for the US Gov with both and pay is equal.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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For quite a while my dad was in and out of a few hospitals in SA, and I spoke at length to quite a few nurses.

And they all agreed that nurses with 4 year degrees got much better jobs/job offers.

Personally, I would consider nothing less than that (4 yr degree).

Since Paka above mentioned US gov employees, I'll add all the nurses I spoke with were non-gov employees.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Hospitals that want magnet status and components of the Affordable Care Act require a certain percentage of their staff be BSN. The hospitals will absolutely take a BSN over an Associates RN, but if you do get a job as a 2 year RN, most hospitals have tuition reimbursement to get you to a BSN (usually eligible after a year employment.) That having been said, my new grad RN daughter (2 year) still has not found a hospital job! I would say go to PA school; nursing is not what it used to be!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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Does anyone know anymore on the PA programs in SA??
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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I am amazed at the conversation that is going on about becoming a nurse. If you are trying to determine the cheapest fastest route between PA and RN, I hope that you don't choose RN. I have been an RN for 30 years and a nurse who is there because it was cheaper or faster than another profession is easy to spot. If you become a nurse I would hope that you choose that profession because it is your calling. Your future patients will thank you and so will the other nurses that you work with.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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I'm New to San Antonio And I'm Looking For A School To Continue My Medical Assistant degree...don't want to take a loan out to make this happen. .Any suggests on a college to check out?
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