- Ultimate flexibility. Capella's signature FLEXPATH curriculum lets you learn at your pace, maintain a full-time job and apply knowledge in the field immediately.
- Simple, affordable tuition. You can earn your BSN in as little as 12 to 18 months and pay a flat tuition rate every 12 weeks, no matter how many classes you take.
- Personalized support. Capella focuses on student success with FlexPath coaches, instructors and tutors every step of the way.
- Earn the qualifications employers want. RNs with a bachelor's degree qualify for 81% of all nursing-related jobs.
- Build on your existing education. Loyola's program builds upon your existing associate's degree or nursing certificate.
- Learn on your schedule. Loyola's RN-to-BSN program is 100% online.
- Earn an accredited BSN. St. Mary's online program is 100% CCNE-accredited.
- No residency required. Earn your degree from anywhere.
- Flexible and fast. Thanks to 100% online classes and easy credit transfers, you can earn your BSN in as little as 1 year.
- Designed for working professionals. Utica's online RN-to-BSN program was made for students with an associate degree and RN license.
- Build a stronger resume in a fast-growing field. The BLS expects nursing jobs to increase by 19% in the next 10 years.
- Learn from the best. Utica's online classes provide the same academic excellence as on-campus ones and are often taught by the same instructors.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that nursing careers are projected to grow much faster than most other professions in the years to come. The rapid growth is due to several factors, namely a sizable population of aging baby boomers and the expansion of U.S. healthcare coverage levels under the Affordable Care Act.
This nursing career portal will use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the American Association of College Nursing (AACN) and the American Job Center Online (O-Net) to explore salary growth, job outlook and educational/certification requirements, and other factors that pertain to the following nursing professions. Click on each Read More link to learn more about the nursing career:
|CAREER||MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIRED||CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS||MEAN SALARY (U.S., 2012)||READ MORE|
|Nursing Assistant (CNA)||High school diploma||State certification exam||$25,620||Read more about CNAs|
|Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN)||LPN/LVN state certification program (one year)||State certification exam||$42,400||Read more about LPNs/LVNs|
|Registered Nurse (RN)||Associate Degree in Nursing (2-3 years)||NCLEX exam, state RN license||$67,930||Read more about RNs|
|Nurse Practitioner (NP)||Master of Science in Nursing||RN license, NP credentialing exam||$91,450||Read more about NPs|
|Nurse Midwife (CNM)||Master of Science in Nursing||RN license, CNM credentialing exam||$91,070||Read more about CNMs|
|Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)||Master of Science in Nursing||RN license, CRNA credentialing exam||$154,390||Read more about CRNAs|
|Nursing Instructor/Teacher||Master of Science or Doctorate of Nursing Practice||CNE credential||$68,640||Read more about Nurse Instructors|