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If you have already been working as a registered nurse (RN), earning your bachelor’s degree in nursing can give your career a boost. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides you with a chance to develop new skills and gain in-depth knowledge in order to advance your nursing career. The American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University offers an online degree in nursing that can help you expand your career opportunities. The following can help you better understand what sets Post’s RN to BSN degree program apart.

Why Pursue a BSN in Nursing?

Pursuing a BSN in nursing can provide notable advantages that help your career. Some of these benefits include the following.

Higher Salary

Earning your bachelor’s degree may increase your chance of earning a higher salary compared to nurses who have a nursing program associate degree. Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for up-to-date- salary estimates. 

Better Employment Rates

According to a 2020 survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), many employers prefer to hire RNs who have a BSN. In fact, some hospitals and other healthcare facilities require one.

Career Advancement

When you have your BSN, you could have the opportunity to advance your nursing career  a MSN in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership if you plan to take on a leadership role in healthcare.

Better Patient Outcomes

Having a BSN has been associated with improved patient outcomes in hospitals and other healthcare settings. RNs with a BSN are generally considered more prepared to provide quality care and ensure patient safety.

What Sets Post’s BSN Program Apart?

When you choose to earn your BSN degree at Post, you can expect a high-quality education and several other notable benefits. Our RN to BSN program offers the following advantages to consider when choosing a school for your nursing degree.

Coursework 100% Online

Our RN to BSN degree program is online. Instead of having to travel to and from campus for class, which can be difficult for working nurses, you can take our classes from the comfort of home. Our program does not have any mandatory login times, which offers considerable convenience for students who work full-time as RNs. With our online degree program, you can study and complete work on your own time without having to rearrange your work schedule.

Monthly Start Dates

At Post, we offer monthly start dates for our RN to BSN students. Rather than having to wait months for a new semester or academic year to start, you can begin taking classes when it works for you. This can help you earn your degree sooner so you can start enjoying the benefits of working as a nurse with a BSN degree. 

Practice-Focused Curriculum

Our BSN program includes practice-focused curriculum that was developed with guidance by professionals in healthcare organizations and industry partners. Our RN to BSN program curriculum covers several areas, including healthcare delivery and quality outcomes, case management, nursing research, nursing management strategies, community health, and more.

Learning Paths — Traditional and SIMPath

At Post, we have two learning paths available for nursing students. Our traditional learning path is a term-based format that includes 8-week classes. Our SIMPath learning track is a competency-based program with courses that are 16-weeks long, that allow you to earn your degree at your own speed within the timeframe, and both learning paths are fully online. If you prefer creating your own learning schedule, the SIMPath learning path offers a good option for earning your degree. If you prefer a more traditional approach with classes, our traditional learning path might be right for you.

Affordability

Our school strives to make college more accessible, which involves keeping tuition costs affordable. Our RN to BSN degree program offers an affordable way to earn your nursing degree. We have different payment options available, as well as low tuition costs. We also place a tuition freeze on this program, so that students do not have to worry about costs going up unexpectedly. Our traditional RN to BSN program has a 24-month tuition freeze, while our SIMPath program has a 12-month tuition freeze.

If you have been thinking about going to school to earn your BSN degree, please contact American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University. We can provide you with additional information on our accelerated RN to BSN degree program, along with information on our school’s admissions process.

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