The BSN can have a career-changing effect for nurses who earn it, unlocking pay raises and promotions, and opening the door to management and leadership roles.
BSN RNs are also recruited by hospitals and healthcare systems at a much higher rate than nurses without a four-year degree. This means they have increased opportunity for signing bonuses and other hiring incentives.
Your experience and the quality of care you provide will always influence your earnings too, of course, and the BSN benefits nurses in this way as well. The advanced knowledge and research skills you gain by earning a BSN and the evidence-based practice experience you get can transform your nursing practice.
Whether you choose to work at the bedside, as a nurse leader, or in a management role after graduation, BSN-level training prepares you for success.