The Institute of Medicine is calling for the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to increase from 50% to 80% by the year 2020.*
As standards for the profession evolve, RNs are increasingly expected to enhance their educational preparation in today’s healthcare environment. For example, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Nurses Association recommend the BSN as the minimum required preparation to practice. In addition, the earnings gap between those with and without a BSN is growing ever wider (US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics).
With Walden’s BSN program, you can enhance your ability, gain specialized knowledge, and qualify for new nursing opportunities in a changing healthcare environment. Our relevant, evidence-based online BSN program equips you with the tools needed for success in a nursing career so you can change your world and the world of those around you.
As a completion program, Walden’s program provides current RNs with the opportunity to earn a BSN as well as:
- Explore new perspectives by collaborating with nurses from around the country in a highly interactive online environment.
- Learn from nationally renowned contributing scholars and 100% doctorally prepared faculty.
- Receive personalized technical and academic support from Walden’s academic advisors, technical support staff, and tutors.
- Apply real-world solutions immediately on the job.
- Establish a foundation for pursuing graduate studies.
- Achieve educational goals without compromising personal and professional obligations through Walden’s comprehensive student services.
Walden’s BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Among other benefits, this accreditation:
- Ensures the program meets the organization’s standards of quality and relevance to the profession.
- Provides you with an advantage when applying to master’s degree programs.
- Equips you to help make an impact on the shortage of qualified nurses.
*The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” on the Internet at www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The-future-of-nursing-leading-change-advancing-health.aspx (viewed online Jan. 4, 2013).
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