Nurses are the backbone of the health care workforce: According to the National Academy of Medicine, there were more than 3 million nurses employed in the U.S. at the start of the 2010s. But only half of them had a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, despite the rapidly expanding expectations for modern nurses.
Between 1995 and 2009, the number of nurse practitioners per M.D. more than doubled. Nurses are increasingly expected to take on many responsibilities once performed by physicians, especially because of long-term decline in medical students entering primary care. More extensive education, starting with a BSN, can prepare nurses for the future of their occupation.
An accelerated RN-to-BSN program is your ticket to a more secure nursing career. Learn more by visiting the GMercyU BSN page today.