BSN Nursing Careers

Health care industry jobs are slated to expand by more than 3 million within the next year. Within the next 10 years, employment growth for registered nurses is projected to increase by 19 percent, which is faster than average for most occupations.* Coupled with these statistics, as a greater number of the baby boomer generation approach the later years of their lives and with rapid advancements in the health care industry, well-trained nurses are vital for a hospital’s success. It’s with this in mind that hospitals are looking toward registered nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree to fill these roles.

An In-Demand Education

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is "the primary pathway to professional nursing" and many health care organizations prefer candidates who hold this degree. Now a BSN is a more valuable professional asset than ever. In 2010 the Tri-Council for Nursing issued a statement calling on nurses to advance their education to meet the increasing demands on nurses' clinical, leadership, and communication skills in the face of health care reform initiatives. The council noted that a more educated nursing workforce is essential in order to maintain the nation's health and deliver safe and effective patient care.

Earning your Online RN to BSN Degree opens up numerous other career possibilities with lucrative salaries, like the roles highlighted below.

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*http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm