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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Career Outlook: Jobs, Careers, and Salaries

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Credit Hours

36

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Per Credit

$495

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Duration

1 Year

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Program Benefits

  • Nurse-Friendly Flexibility
  • Career Leadership Development
  • Custom Capstone
  • Corporate Partner Scholarship Opportunities

Embrace a World of Opportunity

Advance into leadership, change your specialty, or transition into a different healthcare setting with Saint Mary's online RN to BSN completion program.

A growing emphasis on preventive care, the spread of chronic conditions, and the demand for healthcare services from an aging population are all contributing to the growth in nursing opportunities, and that's only the beginning. Job opportunities in nursing are projected to increase 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, nearly double the average rate for all occupations, with a median pay of $75,330 in 2020.1

BSN Career Paths

Saint Mary's online RN to BSN completion program gives you the skills and expertise to take the next step in your career. Whether that means a new specialty or a leadership position, this program provides you with a variety of BSN career options.

RN-BSN JOBS

MEDIAN INCOME

Registered Nurse

$75,3301

Pediatric Nurse

$67,7702

Nurse Manager

$87,3123

Unit Manager

$68,5274

Charge Nurse

$73,2185

Prepare for the Future of Nursing

The future of healthcare will rely on nurses with the education to thrive in a health system characterized by growing complexity and an increasing demand for care. A BSN is increasingly becoming a requirement for work in many environments, including Magnet hospitals, the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Veterans Administration and the U.S. Public Health Service.6

Accelerate Your Path to Graduate Education

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program at Saint Mary's can also prepare students for further study to become an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).* According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, APRN roles such as nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners earned median pay of $117,670 per year in 2020 with job opportunities in these areas expected to explode by 45 percent from 2019 to 2029.7

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, students of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post-Licensure Program are expected to be able to do the following: 

  1. Synthesize concepts from the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences into baccalaureate preparation and professional practice. (Essential I) 
  2. Apply concepts from federal, state and institutional healthcare policy and regulatory systems to assure ensure the advancement of safe patient care and professional practice.  (Essentials V) 
  3. Apply scientific and outcome-based evidence to nursing practice. (Essential III) 
  4. Incorporate the concepts from the sciences of information management and patient care technology to improve the quality of patient care. (Essential IV) 
  5. Utilize critical thinking to integrate quality assurance, resource allocation, and financial management policies into professional nursing practice. (Essential II)
  6. Apply principles of health promotion and wellness to diverse individuals, groups and communities as they are identified through community health assessment techniques.  (Essential VII) 
  7. Integrate professional ethical values including integrity, autonomy, human dignity and social justice into all aspects of professional nursing practice. (Essential VIII) 
  8. Collaborate and communicate, using a variety of modalities, with patients, families and interdisciplinary team members, to optimize healthcare system efficiency and patient wellness. (Essential VI) 
  9. Interact competently with a diverse population across the lifespan and healthcare continuums. (Essential IX)  
  10. Continue to learn throughout their careers. 

Learn more about program outcomes here.

*APRN licensing requirements vary by state. It is the responsibility of individual students to verify requirements with their state’s board of nursing. Learn more about professional licensure here.

Resources:

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.

2Glassdoor, Pediatric RN Salaries. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/pediatric-rn-salary-SRCH_KO0,12.htm.

3Payscale, Average Nursing Manager Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Nursing_Manager/Salary.

4Glassdoor, RN Unit Manager Salaries. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/unit-manager-rn-salary-SRCH_KO0,15.htm.

5Payscale, Average Charge Nurse (RN) Hourly Pay. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Charge_Nurse_(RN)/Hourly_Rate.

6American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Impact of Education in Nursing Practice. Retrieved from https://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/News/Factsheets/Education-Impact-....

7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm.