Well, we’re pleased to announce that she finally DID get that BSN, and all signs point to a happy result! So, what led her to finally make the right call? Maybe because she read this list:
12 biggest reasons nurses get a BSN
1. More job opportunities. Many employers require a BSN for numerous positions (especially management jobs) within their organization.
2. Leadership. To bring management and leadership skills to the floor.
3. Low-impact job options. As the years wear on, you’ll inevitably find yourself desiring a nursing job with less physical demands than floor nursing. Being able to fall back on the BSN degree makes this transition possible.
4. Master’s prep. It’s a stepping stone to getting a master’s degree.
5. Marketability. An increasing number of clinical job postings are listing “BSN preferred.”
6. Opens the door to non-hospital opportunities. While you may be satisfied at your job today, earning a BSN will allow you to avoid scrambling when you’re ready to get out from under the fluorescents.
7. Personal enrichment. Earning a BSN requires a broad range of studies including liberal arts, history, poli-sci, informatics, health assessment, forensics, genetics…the list goes on!
8. Higher pay. ’Nuff said.
9. Flexibility. You can earn a BSN without being a full-time student. The flexibility of online education appeals to nurses who are interested in a higher degree, but are unable to devote the time all at once.
10. NP prep. It’s a stepping stone to getting the MSN as an NP.
11. Pride. The satisfaction of completing a bachelor’s degree.
12. Supplemental knowledge. Nurses who are interested in being the best they can be appreciate the extra knowledge that will enhance their everyday nursing skills.
Do you have a BSN degree? Tell us why!