The career options for a baccalaureate educated nurse are vast. BSNs can work in direct patient care, school nursing, nurse research, the military, corporate environments or nonprofits.
There_are many reasons for urging RNs to get a bachelor’s degree. These include changes in clinical technology, the prevalence of electronic medical record documentation and data. We need more nurses to meet increasing demands for health care. And, there is a need for nurse educators, which requires at least a master’s degree.
BSN programs offer three tracks designed to meet diverse needs.
-There is a track for the traditional student coming out of high school.
-There is a “second career” track for those who already have college degrees and want to change their professions to become a nurse. These students can take prerequisite courses and then start nursing courses.
-There is also a track for nurses who are already RNs from associate degree or diploma degree schools and want to get their bachelor’s. These nurses can receive continuing education credits for their nursing experience