If you are a registered nurse looking to improve both your career prospects and your salary, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is just the ticket. But what if you feel like you do not have enough free time to complete the additional coursework?
"An accelerated BSN is the best way to improve educational and professional background."
Accelerated BSN: What's in it for today's nurses?
Enter the accelerated BSN track. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), there were 17,725 students enrolled in such programs in 2016, an increase of more than 6 percent from 2015, with a similar rise in the number of degrees conferred. The AACN has highlighted several advantages that accelerated program graduates have over other job applicants in the field:
- They are typically more experienced, since their BSNs are additional credentials on top of their previous education and work experiences.
- Schools that grant accelerated BSNs typically require that students meet rigorous admission standards for licensure, nursing diploma and GPA.
- With their advanced clinical skills, accelerated BSN students are usually quick studies, some of whom eventually become nurse educators themselves
For many nurses, pursuing an accelerated BSN is the best way to improve their educational and professional backgrounds even on busy schedules. They receive comprehensive instruction, from credentialed instructors in convenient small-size classes, and become qualified for a variety of lucrative positions – as well as for potential entry to master's degree programs – that are not open to nurses with only diplomas.
Discover the right accelerated BSN program for you at Gwynedd Mercy University
The accelerated BSN track at GMercyU was recently ranked as one of the five best such programs of 2017 by Nurse Journal. It offers coursework that covers a broad set of topics in:
- Healthy lifestyle promotion.
- Patient health education.
- Research and statistics for nurses.
- Evidence-based clinical practice.
The program is a good fit for nurses looking to extend their educations beyond a nursing diploma or associate's degree and in turn open the door to new careers. Many healthcare providers now seek to hire BSN holders, not only for their expertise but also to improve the overall quality of care that these hospitals and clinics deliver to patients.
Are you ready to get started? Find out more about the RN to BSN program by visiting the overview page, and don't hesitate to contact a counselor directly for additional info.