Nursing Careers for RN to BSN Graduates
Health care employers, professional nursing associations and the government strongly encourage all registered nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to keep up with the increasingly complex and demanding nature of health care.
By offering its RN to BSN program online, Concordia University, Nebraska aims to give working registered nurses a way to receive a rigorous, respected bachelor’s-level nursing education in the most convenient and accessible way possible.
The Institute of Medicine recommends the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree increase from 50 to 80 percent by 2020. Health care organizations that are leading the way include teaching and children’s hospitals and those recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.1
For a number of years, the BSN has been the recommended requirement for nurses in community and public health settings due to the level of knowledge and skills learned. The Department of Veterans Affairs requires nurses to have a BSN to be considered for promotion beyond entry level. In addition, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force require all active duty RNs to have a bachelor’s degree to practice, and the U.S. Public Health Service has the same stipulation for Commissioned Officers.1
With Concordia’s RN to BSN program, graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced degrees in nursing and leadership roles in a variety of public and private health settings. Examples of careers include:
- Director or manager of nursing services
- Patient and nursing staff educator
- Quality improvement professional
- Staff nurse
- Visiting or home nurse
- Parish nurse
- School nurse
- Wound/ostomy nurse
- Public health nurse
- Community nurse
- Business manager
Learn more about career options open to you with the online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Concordia University, Nebraska. Request more information today or call us at 877-497-5848 to speak to an advisor about the program.
1IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.