RN to BSN Nursing

Academicsnow is your resource for RN to BSN Nursing Education and Career Information. Across the country, career prospects for nurses are increasing rapidly: due to expansion of the health care system and a shortage of nurses currently in the system, the employment rate for registered nurses is expected to grow as much as 23% by 2016. At least a two-year degree is required to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, qualifying students for practice as a registered nurse; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) goes above and beyond, training students in research, leadership, theory and nursing science, as well as building on previous education with the latest in techniques and technology. Though a typical BSN program runs about four years, an RN to BSN nursing program is designed especially for working nurses-those who have already completed an associate or diploma program-and bridges the gap between programs within two years. Nurses with BSN degrees can look forward to a broad array of opportunities: while many work as registered nurses at hospitals and clinics, a BSN also opens the door to roles in administration and management.