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Career Pathway in Nursing

Graduating from Beckfield College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (AASN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides a solid foundation for a rewarding healthcare career. Both programs are designed to prepare students for the challenges of modern nursing, enabling them to pursue diverse opportunities across the United States.

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (AASN)

The AASN program at Beckfield College is an excellent entry point for those looking to start a nursing career quickly.

This program focuses on providing the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level nursing positions. Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam, which is required to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

An AASN equips students with practical skills for direct patient care in various settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and clinics.

The AASN is particularly appealing for those who wish to begin working in the healthcare field within a relatively short period—typically 88 weeks of study. This option may be found to be appealing to those who aspire to enter the nursing profession more quickly, and affording the students with opportunities for critical hands-on experiences that are invaluable in preparing future nurses for everyday nursing tasks.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The BSN program at Beckfield College offers a more comprehensive education in nursing, encompassing both the practical concepts and clinical skills that may be encountered in the AASN program, while also providing the student with broader coursework that covers topics such as research, leadership, and management.

The BSN degree is increasingly preferred by healthcare employers and may be required for those aspiring to pursue employment opportunities or assume leadership positions within healthcare settings.

Graduates completing a BSN degree should be well-prepared not only for the NCLEX-RN® but also for a wide range of nursing specialties and continuing their education through advanced studies.

The BSN program typically spans 132 weeks and provides a deeper understanding of nursing theory, patient care technology, health policy, and community health.

This broader educational base prepared BSN nurses to pursue roles that may influence policy, improve patient care systems, and lead healthcare teams.

Career Opportunities and Advancement

Both AASN and BSN graduates from Beckfield College benefit from our strong reputation and affiliations with numerous healthcare facilities.

These degrees open doors to employment in a variety of healthcare settings and opportunities to help meet the ever-changing demands of the healthcare industry.

For those looking to further their education, the BSN provides a strong foundation for pursuing graduate studies in nursing specialties, such as Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, or Clinical Nurse Specialist.


In summary, whether opting for the AASN or BSN route, Beckfield College graduates should enter the workforce with confidence and competence.

Our programs are tailored to meet the needs of a dynamic healthcare environment, ensuring that graduates are not only job-ready but also equipped with the mindset for career advancement and lifelong learning in the field of nursing.

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