It has been noted that by 2026 the U.S. could realize a 15% increase in job growth in this field. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Further, this program is in high demand due to its unique curriculum which allows a RN to complete a 100% online program, in 1 year, and has flexible options. RN to BSN programs are necessary for career trajectory, where most two-year RNs have to obtain a BSN for upward career advancement. Many hospitals, as part of their mission and purpose, are planning to obtain ‘magnet’ status, which means they are recognized for excellence in nursing care. This alone means that hospitals with magnet status will need to attract the most qualified nurses such as those with BSN or higher education (Johns Hopkins, 2015).
What can I do with this degree?
Graduates completing the RN degree are highly sought after by employers, and career options are broad in the nursing profession. Obtaining the BSN also prepares graduates for upward career options or pursuit of advanced degrees such as the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or doctoral degree in nursing.
Nurse (According to LaWorks, hourly rates range from $20.56 to $40.58 per hour)
Upward career options with advanced degrees
What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.
Degree Length: 4 Years
University: Northwestern State University
Classroom Format: Online