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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will prepare you for a rewarding and advanced career in nursing.
Course Length
4 years
Average Annual Salary
Varied experience
Exposure to different fields and environments can help you find out what you love to do.
Earning potential
Advanced qualifications and more expertise bring a bigger salary.
University lecturer, head of a laboratory and other managerial positions. They’re all within reach.
Chance to grow
Your knowledge and experience will set you up to take on more advanced roles.
What you’ll learn
Your studies will include the following classes, exams and practical training.

Core Classes

Anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and liberal arts are some of the subjects you’ll study.

Hands-on experience

As part of your curriculum, you’ll work in a lab and practice in a clinic or other healthcare facility.

Take the NCLEX-RN
Before you can start practicing, you need to pass this standardized exam set by the Board of Nursing in every state. It’s designed to make sure you’re ready to work as a Registered Nurse.
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What you’ll do
Nurses with a BSN are in demand. You’ll have a choice of where you want to work and what you’d like to specialize in when you enter the field.

Managerial duties

With a BSN, you’ll be prepped for a leadership role and gradually take on more responsibilities, such as developing treatment plans, educating patients and supervising other nurses.

Patient care

You’ll work with doctors and other Registered Nurses, administering medication and injections, and taking care of patients and their families.

Where you’ll work
  • Magnet hospitals
  • Hospitals
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
Did you know
Nurses with a BSN are eligible for 88% of nursing positions.

How to get ahead

One of the best things about being a nurse? You’ll never stop learning. You’ll have opportunities to grow from the day you start your career.

Continue your education
Most of the places you’ll work will offer courses that keep your skills sharp and your knowledge up to date.
Get a MSN
A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) will allow you to specialize in the area of nursing you love best and take up an advanced position.
Take the next step on your nursing journey.
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Group of smiling nurses in scrubs holding folders
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