Build a foundation to grow into education or leadership pathways
Positions you better for nursing jobs with higher pay
Qualify to enroll in an MSN program
Become more familiar and educated with evidence-based practice opportunities
Increase knowledge and understanding of RN specialties and skills
Transition from “technical” to “professional” RN
Gain a deeper knowledge of nursing theory and leadership theory
A 2017 study from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) indicates employers have the level of education at top of mind in the hiring process. Based on results from 586 schools of nursing, the study revealed 49% of hospitals and other healthcare facilities require new hires to hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and 86.3% of employers show a strong preference for BSN graduates.
The ultimate benefit is bettering yourself, becoming the best nurse you can be and following the career path of your choosing.