|There is some confusion about what an ASN
degree is and how it relates to the RN designation.
You can prepare for the LPN exam with both certificate and
associate degree programs. Similarly, for the RN examination you
can employ associate and bachelor degree programs.
You need to understand that just graduating from a program does
not entitle you to the LPN or RN designation. For either one you
must pass a licensure examination. After that you must meet the
requirements for the State in which you want to practice before
you are awarded the LPN or RN license.
An ASN degree is an Associate of Science in Nursing. This
is close but not exactly a BSN.
Once you pass through the ASN degree program, you are eligible to
become a registered nurse (RN) by passing the national licensure
If you want to be an RN, the ASN degree will work for you. In
addition, it will prepare you for the RN-to-BSN degree.