RN to BSN/MSN Career Paths

From the bedside to home healthcare, from triage to travel nursing, nursing is a fulfilling, stable career that offers opportunity, career mobility and job security. Nurses frequently acquire new specialties and change roles over the course of their careers. With an MSN degree, you'll have the opportunity to move into leadership positions, specialize your knowledge and earn a higher salary.

Why an RN to BSN/MSN?

Having a BSN degree is a strong foundation, and often required, but for nurses who are interested in moving into leadership positions, increasing their earning potential and specializing their clinical knowledge-in areas such as case management, infection prevention and control, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing management and organizational leadership-the RN to BSN/MSN is an excellent choice.

Why else should you earn an RN to BSN/MSN degree? So you can:

  • Build upon your Associate Degree of Nursing education and enjoy more career opportunities.
  • Gain skills that will enhance the quality of healthcare in the U.S.
  • Increase your opportunities to impact the implementation and design of healthcare.
  • Advance your study in high-demand nursing specialties today.
  • Earn your BSN and MSN in one program, saving time and money.

Whether you are seeking to bolster your resume, better understand the many emerging models of healthcare delivery or increase your leadership potential, an MSN will help you fulfill your career goals.

Salary Information and Career Paths

Here are average salary ranges for a number of different advanced practice nursing careers:

Choosing a Nursing Degree Program

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This American Sentinel E-book helps prospective BSN students determine their priorities as they evaluate nursing programs, understand what to consider when comparing schools, and make the best decision for them.

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If you have a passion for pediatric nursing and/or health education, working as a school nurse may be a great fit. Learn more about the history of the school nurse, the duties and educational requirements.

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What's Your Journey? Deciding Between the BSN and MSN -

If you already know that you want to advance your nursing career but you are unsure whether to pursue a BSN or an MSN, this article will help you make the decision.

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Helpful American Sentinel Information

  • General Open House - (Webinar) This archived open house will help you answer questions about the admissions process - including transfer credit evaluation, what documents to submit, the degree plan, how online courses work, financing your education and more.
  • What to Expect from the Evaluation Process - (Webinar) How do we evaluate applicants? What are we looking for when we evaluate prospective students' transcripts? This webinar shares all you need to know about the evaluation process.
  • PLE, Simulations, and Precepted Practicum Changes to Nursing Programs - (Webinar) This archived online open house covers the simulations, precepted practicums and practice experiences that are a part of our nursing programs.

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