Registered nurses (RNs) make a difference in the lives of patients and the health of communities. While you can become an RN without having a bachelor’s degree, those who go on to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree acquire additional skills in leadership, case management, and health promotion to boost their career—and improve patient outcomes. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), “There is a growing body of evidence showing that BSN graduates bring unique skills to their work as nursing clinicians and play an important role in the delivery of safe patient care.” Below, we outline some of the findings gathered by AACN that links earning a BSN degree to improved patient outcomes.1
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is projected to experience the fastest annual employment growth in the U.S.,2 which is likely to create a steady rise in the demand for highly qualified nurses. When you earn your bachelor’s in nursing from Walden, you can position yourself to make a difference in the field. With Walden’s CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program, you’ll have access to innovative virtual learning tools, a course-based or competency-based format, and a practice learning experience designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to help create positive outcomes for patients.
At Walden, an accredited university, you can earn your degree online while you continue to work full time. That means you don’t have to put your career on hold while you work toward your bachelor’s degree. With online education, you can take classes at whatever time of day works best for you as you earn your nursing degree.
Walden University is an accredited institution offering a suite of nursing programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program online. Expand your career options and earn your degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.
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.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.