Nursing Bachelor's Degree

Published Aug 28, 2006

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With nurses in such high demand, Registered Nurses (RN) looking to broaden their careers and individuals seeking a first-time career in nursing should strongly consider earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. A BSN gives current nurses and individuals without any nursing experience the skills needed for career opportunities in better paying specialized nursing and administrative fields.


A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is a 4 year undergraduate program designed to give those with no previous nursing education the skills and training to find broader career opportunities than they would find with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or with a nursing diploma. Also, 2 to 3 year RN-to-BSN programs are available for current Registered Nurses (RN) with ADNs or diplomas who are looking to qualify for more specialized RN positions including clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, or an administrative nursing position.


A good Nursing Bachelor's Degree programs can give you:

  • Medical education
  • Specialized knowledge depending on desired nursing specialty
  • Hands-on nursing training
  • Medical technology training
  • Communication skills

Benefits of a Nursing Bachelor's Degree

The nursing industry is in high demand for nurses of all specialties. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 27% or more through the year 2014. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also says the highest 10% of RNs earned annual incomes of $74k ($22k more than the median) in 2004, showing that in the open nursing job market, it pays to be qualified.

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