Why an RN to BSN?

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Reward yourself by earning an online RN to BSN degree from Adventist University of Health Sciences

You enjoy your current nursing position and you are good at it. You know that earning a BSN degree will require an investment of your time, energy, and money. Will it be worth it?

You may be perfectly content with your nursing position now, but will you be a year from now? Five years from now? While there is no firm answer to that question today, there is something of which you should be aware: it may be difficult for you to advance in your career without a BSN degree.

While you may be able to work your way up to a senior level in your current position as an RN, generally only candidates with a BSN degree have the training necessary to step into an administrative role. A BSN degree, like the Adventist University of Health Sciences Online RN to BSN degree, can open the door to opportunities in physician’s offices, specialty clinics, and more.

At some point, you may want to climb even higher on the nursing career ladder. Nursing positions in research, consulting, and teaching, as well as the nursing specialties of nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse practitioner often require a graduate nursing degree. A prerequisite of higher degrees is a BSN.

Earning a BSN can help you maximize your advancement and earning potential. Naturally, a higher salary is a well-deserved reward as a result of your efforts to further your education, attain a better position, and strengthen your professional reputation among your colleagues.  However, the greatest reward may come from your increased ability to provide better care for your patients.

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4 Responses to “Why an RN to BSN?”

  1. Johanne says:

    If work for FH, does they pay for my studies? I am an LPN; I will be able to take the online BSN program? For how long?

    • dbernard says:

      Thank you for your interest in our online BSN program. Unfortunately at this time, we only accept RNs into the program. We do have an on-campus program that accepts LPNs if you are able to take on-campus classes. You can learn more about the on-campus offerings by visiting http://www.fhchs.edu or calling (407) 303-7742.

  2. migdalia says:

    I have my RN licence from Puerto Rico can I study in nypur campus

    • dbernard says:

      Yes, having your RN license from Puerto Rico will not disqualify you from our program. We would need proof of licensure as well as your transcripts sent in English. You can call 1-888-768-6276 to speak with your Distance Enrollment Specialist, Andrea Mounts, about the other requirements.

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