RN to BSN Nursing Degree Programs

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or RN to BSN nursing programs are designed to offer fast track completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). Women and men already licensed as a Registered Nurse can generally enroll into a RN to BSN nursing program and upon completion, if desired, enroll into the next level RN to MSN nursing program to receive a Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN). If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), you may wish to enroll into the LPN to RN or LVN to RN nursing program to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or ASN) and become eligible to take the RN licensure examination.

RN to BSN Nursing Programs

  • RN to BSN nursing programs lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing BSN.
  • RN to BSN nursing programs generally last 1 to 2 years and are offered by nursing schools, colleges and universities.
  • Salaries of RN nurses with a BSN degree are generally higher than those without.
  • BSN nursing degrees can help career advancement, job security, job satisfaction and personal growth.
  • Online classes and self study learning formats exist.

RN nurses working full time with or without family responsibilities often find it impractical to enroll into traditional nursing school classroom settings. As an RN there is an easier way to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and still receive full academic support along the way. RN's can earn their accredited nursing degree and become an RN in as little as 12 to 24 months. Registered Nurse with a bachelor degree in nursing generally will earn more than a Registered Nurse without a bachelor degree. Continuing nursing education through an RN to BSN program can also help job security, career advancement, improve patient care, personal growth and job satisfaction. For a Registered Nurse, enrolling into a RN to BSN program is meaningful for these reasons and more.

Last updated: February 19, 2017

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