Nurse Education Center
The latest information on nursing schools, degrees, online programs, licensure, and more. Furthering your education often means more opportunity, higher salary, and greater flexibility, so find the best option to start or advance your nursing career today.
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RN to BSN Guide
Comprehensive guide to getting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as an RN. We cover the benefits, salary, career outlook, programs, online options, requirements, and costs.
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2019 State-by-State Guide to RN Licensure
Our state-by-state guide explains the process and time frames for licensing in each state.
Nursing Education Guides and Resources
An Associate’s Degree in Nursing allows you to go from your first day of school to hands-on practice as a licensed nurse in under two years.
Becoming a Registered Nurse with a BSN degree promises higher compensation and opens many more doors. Many healthcare facilities have begun to require that their RNs have a BSN degree, even for entry-level nursing positions.
Advancing your nursing career from a CNA to RN is a smart move towards securing a lucrative future in the nursing profession.
For an LPN, taking the next step and earning an RN degree offers a lot of advantages. RNs have higher earning potential, more options for positions and specializations, more opportunity for advancement and long-term job security.
The idea of transitioning to a career as a Registered Nurse can be very appealing for a paramedic. An RN position provides greater predictability, a sense of place and the ability to provide an in-depth level of care.
With a big industry push for all nurses to have a BSN by 2020 and the growing number of online nursing programs, many RN's are considering a BSN degree.
Earning your degree as a DNP may be the opportunity to advance your career, practice more organizational and/or leadership-based roles, and improve the healthcare industry as a whole.
Nurses with a Master’s degree often either choose to specialize as a clinical practitioner, such as a Nurse Practitioner or a Nurse Anesthetist, accept managerial and leadership roles, or move into research or academic-based roles.