Nursing is one of the nation’s fastest-growing professions — and the backbone of today’s ever-changing healthcare system.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of new employment opportunities for BSN-prepared nurses is projected to jump 15% by 2026 — the largest increase of any occupation in the U.S.
With your RN to BSN online degree from Benedictine University, you’re poised to meet the demands of this field and advance your nursing career.
Why a BSN?
As a BSN-prepared RN, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that you could earn up to $30,000 more per year.
According to the Institute of Medicine and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a nursing workforce with a higher percentage of BSN-prepared nurses creates enhanced patient outcomes.
For that reason, more employers now either require or prefer a candidate with a BSN, and by 2020, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80% of nurses have their bachelor’s degree.
With your BSN, you will be able to pursue many new employment opportunities, including case management, quality improvement, supervision, informatics, occupational health or public health, and you will be ready to advance your education even further with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).