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.

With the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners expected to progress at a higher-than-average rate according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, you may be considering advancing your education with a graduate degree.

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