Career Profile: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology offers students an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. During the 16-month program, RN students receive the training they need to achieve their BSN for career advancement within healthcare organizations.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree?

For RNs ready to advance their career, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a great next step. Having a Bachelor’s degree allows you to work in leadership positions such as charge nurse, supervisor and more. RNs with a Bachelor’s degree often find work in specialty care such as in the ICU, emergency room and the operating room.

Having a Bachelor’s degree also allows nurses to continue their education and receive a Master of Science in Nursing or MSN. With this degree, nurses can pursue careers such as nurse practitioner, advanced practice nurse and more.

How Do I Receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree?

To start, you must receive your high school diploma or GED to satisfy the first level of prerequisites. Next, you must attend an accredited BSN program. Without prior experience, the BSN program will take approximately four years to complete from start to finish. Once complete, you’ll receive your BSN degree.

If you’re a current RN with experience in the field, you can continue on to the accelerated RN to BSN program through Cambridge. This program is approximately 16 months long, perfect for the working nurse. Our RN to BSN program curriculum includes courses such as:

  • Leadership and Management for Nurses
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health Assessment for the RN
  • Gerontology
  • Cultural Issues in Nursing

What Is the Employment Outlook After Receiving My Degree?

Nurses are in high demand across the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing careers are expected to grow 15% by 2026, much faster than average career growth. In 2018, the average salary for an RN with a BSN was approximately $71,730 per year, an estimated $34.48 per hour. Salaries differ depending on location as well as specialty.

Learn More About Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Today

If you’re ready to advance your career as a nurse, our RN to BSN program is the best next step. To learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, reach out to one of our advisors by calling 877-206-4279 today.