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BSN Completion

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Career Opportunities

Why get a BSN?

MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing will have better job prospects than those without one” (2012).

SALARY OPPORTUNITIES

Many healthcare organizations pay all RNs the same rate; however, BSN-prepared nurses generally make more money than ADN or diploma nurses.  

PREFERRED OR REQUIRED DEGREE

Many healthcare organizations prefer a BSN or have a BSN-required policy to remain at the organization. Also, it’s preferred for institutions seeking Magnet status.

GRADUATE SCHOOL

It is a prerequisite for admission into graduate nursing programs for any advanced practice nursing degree (nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners).

STRENGTHEN SKILLS

It builds and enhances knowledge and skills in areas such as, evidence based practice and leadership and management.

2010 LANDMARK REPORT

The Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of nurses hold a BSN degree by 2020.

BSN IN 10 LEGISLATION

In 2008, the American Nurses Association (ANA) recommended that all RNs who graduate from an ADN or diploma program be required to obtain a BSN within 10 years of licensure. As of 2010, at least 18 states were considering BSN-in-10 legislation.