2019 Best, Affordable, RN to BSN Online Programs In Every State
By Nurse.org Staff Writer
How many times have you been pressured by your manager to get your RN to BSN degree? More and more employers are convinced that having a BSN degree makes you a better nurse.
And even if you’ve worked for years in the field, if your hospital decides to go Magnet, you may find yourself forced to go back to school just to keep your job.
Or maybe you’ve been passed over for a promotion by someone who spent the last couple years in school while you were busy saving lives.
The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report has recommended that at least 80% of a hospital's nurses should have BSN-level education. And if your hospital has aspirations for Magnet status, you can be sure the pressure to go back to school will only increase.
But it’s expensive. It takes time. And you already have a job!
Get Your RN To BSN Online
Luckily, many schools have responded to this growing need by offering RN to BSN programs specifically designed for working nurses. Most of these are completely online and take about a year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams and degree mills out there. Even if they’re accredited, you’ll find tuition rates can be 2 - 5 times that of a public school. Since in-state tuition often costs much less, we’ve put together a list of legit, online RN to BSN programs from a public college in each of the 50 states.
Nearly all of the colleges listed here are public, non-profit institutions that have been accredited by either the Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
So stop dragging your feet and take the first step. After you earn your BSN, you’ll likely benefit from:
- Higher salaries
- More marketability
- Increased advancement opportunities
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