The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) has become an essential degree for today's nurses. Between 2001 and 2014, the percentage of first-time passers of the National Council Licensure Examination with a BSN increased from 36 percent to 45 percent, while the total number of test takers with a BSN surged 177 percent.
A BSN is a key requirement for many of the most desirable and best-paying nursing jobs, such as nursing manager, a position with a median salary over $90,000 in some cities. It also improves nursing skills, enabling nurses to better treat patients and take on leadership roles. Plus, nurses with BSNs are qualified for entry into Master of Science in Nursing programs.
Learn more about RN-to-BSN options on the Gwynedd Mercy University program page today.