Benefits of Having a Nursing BSN Degree
As healthcare continues to advance and patients’ needs become more complex, a growing number of hospitals are establishing new standards for their nursing staff, mostly hiring nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The benefits a BSN can provide you include:
- Job security
- Potential for leadership roles
- The chance to help others on a daily basis.
Hospitals with Magnet status are known for nursing excellence and superior patient outcomes and are looking to hire BSN-prepared nurses due to an initiative called the 80/20 by 2020. This means that by the year 2020, every hospital, Magnet status or not, is striving to have 80% of their staff BSN prepared. These hospitals aren’t wasting any time, and are pushing to hire BSN prepared nurses today.
There are even more hospitals that would hire only BSN nurses if it were up to some New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island lawmakers who have proposed “BS in 10” legislation. This law would require nurses without a bachelor’s degree to earn one within their first 10 years of practice.
By earning a nursing BSN degree, you can start your career without interruption.
Contact our team of admissions counselors to hear more about all the benefits of a BSN.