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
Many healthcare organizations pay all RNs the same rate; however, BSN-prepared
nurses generally make more money than ADN or diploma nurses.
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
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).
It builds and enhances
knowledge and skills in areas such as, evidence based practice and leadership
The Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of nurses hold a BSN
degree by 2020.
BSN IN 10
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