Move ahead in your career and make a bigger impact in the community you serve.
You touch patients’ lives every day with your care and compassion. Continue your journey to nursing excellence with Walden’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited RN to BSN online completion program. A BSN prepares registered nurses with additional skills in leadership, case management, and health promotion as outlined in the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action.
With three ways to learn, you can forge your own path to a BSN degree. Pick the completion option that fits your life.
A BSN can lay a strong foundation for your future, preparing you for more responsibilities, higher earnings, and advanced degrees. Exchange valuable perspectives and insights with other RNs as you continue to hone your leadership and practical skills. Implement what you learn immediately to improve the health of your community and the reputation of your healthcare environment.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will be prepared to:
As the population ages and baby boomers retire, nurses are more in demand than ever before. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of registered nurses will grow by 7% through 2029—faster than the national average.1
In nursing, education matters. With an influx of graduates entering the field, a BSN can give you a competitive edge. According to a 2018 AACN survey, 88.4% of employers at hospitals and healthcare settings said they strongly prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s degree.2
A BSN may qualify you for more nursing jobs or even help you advance into a leadership role. A bachelor’s in nursing also serves as a bridge to an advanced degree, whether you intend to pursue your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or go all the way to a doctorate.
Registered nurses who hold a BSN are prepared to pursue a variety of roles in inpatient and outpatient settings, including the ones below.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this BSN program.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to PayScale, the average annual salary for a BSN holder is $82,000.3
My experience at Walden was exceptional. After enrolling in and completing the BSN program, I learned that I have more than enough time to continue learning and developing in my profession.
Walden’s classes strengthened my leadership skills and supported me to help homeless people and veterans within my community.
I re-enrolled at Walden in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program as a result of the comfort and confidence I felt pursuing my first degree with Walden.
1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
2Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Employment of New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses.
3Source: PayScale, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (September 2019). National salary estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries, and are subject to change.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.