There is a 2-3 year non-degree Registered Nurse certification program at my college. Should I go for it, or go for the Associates degree instead? Which route ends up making more money? Which is better/more job openings for an aspiring travel nurse?
Answer by Winter
I would go with the associates degree. It seems the more viable option in this economy/world. You could eventually go back to school with the associates degree and it just looks better to have a degree compared to a non-degree. Most associates programs are about 2-3 yr in length anyway. So, time-wise, they’d be the same. You may see a difference in the cost of the programs. But, I think an associates will pay off in the end.