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The Bottom Line

  • Rigorous program for working RNs

  • Complete coursework online, anywhere, any time

  • $395 per credit hour — plus the potential for financial aid

  • Advance your degree in as few as 12 months

Eight Reasons to Advance Your RN to a BSN

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1. Higher pay.

Practicing nurses with bachelor's degrees often command higher salaries than those with associate degrees.

2. Career advancement.

A bachelor's degree offers the knowledge and versatility to take on leadership roles in clinical and educational settings. As the future of health care continues to evolve, nurses will face increased demand, conduct research, and shape policy. A bachelor's degree will equip you for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

3. Study while you work.

Newberry's online career-advancement program accommodates your needs and hectic schedule as a working nurse. Plus, you can earn your degree in as few as 12 months. You can get going in just three steps: Apply for admission → Send your official transcripts → Provide a copy of your nursing license!

4. Get ahead of the curve.

A bachelor's degree is quickly becoming the primary credential for nurses. Institutions like the National Academy of Medicine and the Institute of Medicine are calling for the vast majority of nurses to obtain bachelor's degrees. By getting ahead of the field and taking the next step now, you reap the maximum benefits that come with degree advancement.

5. Improve patient outcomes.

Newberry's BSN program prepares you to provide evidence-based care, emphasizing critical thinking, leadership, and the latest patient-centered care techniques. Multiple studies actually show decreases in patient mortality with increases in the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in hospitals.

6. Build your network.

At Newberry, even in an online program, you will form invaluable connections with classmates and instructors that open countless doors in your career.

7. Grow personally.

Pursuing your BSN can be a challenging and rewarding experience that will not only revolutionize your professional life, but fortify your confidence and create opportunities for you as a person.

8. Expand your horizons.

A bachelor's degree not only means advancement in nursing, but in the health care field, including leadership, specialized roles, and certifications in specialties like critical care, rehabilitation, women's health, diabetes and more. A BSN also allows you to pursue graduate studies, such as becoming an advanced practice registered nurse, or APRN.

* Must already hold an associate degree in nursing at time of enrollment

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Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's and master's degrees.

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