Bachelor of Science (BSN) Nursing Career Outlook

Your Future with an Online RN-to-BSN from Widener

The online RN-to-BSN degree program from Widener University empowers you with the flexibility to continue your nursing career while furthering your education, and allows you to put your coursework into action immediately. Engage with a faculty of supportive experts and distinguish yourself as a leader and exceptional caregiver within your organization.

Expand Your Knowledge. Elevate Your Nursing Career.

The demand for baccalaureate-educated registered nurses is growing. Many health care organizations strive for Magnet recognition, reflecting their commitment to quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. In the eyes of many potential patients, a Magnet designation signifies the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Hospitals seeking Magnet status require 80 percent of their nurses to hold at least bachelors’ degrees in nursing.

For many years, an associate’s degree has been sufficient to get many nurses jobs with great hospitals and other medical centers. But today, nurses with bachelor’s degrees stand a far better chance of being hired at Magnet hospitals and hospitals that aspire to Magnet status.

Obtaining your BSN is also the first step toward earning your master’s degree in nursing, which will qualify you to teach clinical courses for nurses who are studying for their BSN. Many nursing programs struggle to find enough qualified nursing instructors to meet their growing population of BSN students. If you enjoy teaching your valuable skills to others, then you may find a career as a nursing instructor to be extremely rewarding.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing career outlook is promising, with a job growth of 22.2 percent from now until 2018, representing more growth than nearly any other occupation. Students with a BSN from Widener are prepared to lead the discipline and to add value to their own organizations through their advanced nursing knowledge and experience. A bachelor’s degree in nursing will equip you to assume a leadership role and guide nursing staff development, administrative policies, and patient care standards.

Typically, the RN-to-BSN program takes three years to complete. But current RNs with some experience under their belts are in an excellent position to put their professional nursing knowledge toward a BSN program. Widener’s online RN-to-BSN students can transfer up to 33 credits based on work experience. That means a year from now, you could begin climbing the nursing career ladder by applying for promotions and other job opportunities.

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