If you're interested in the medical industry, want a broad education that can open doors to a professional career
across the many branches of healthcare including medicine, surgery, dentistry, and midwifery, and want to help solve
the current shortage of nurses in America, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree could be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Bachelors of Science in Nursing students typically pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years) prior to entering the
workforce. In this field, you must first acquire state licensure before practicing as a nurse. Each state has
different licensing requirements, making it important for you to research the requirements of the area where you
hope to practice before deciding on a particular program or degree.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in science coursework helping
applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it
important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree include:
- Registered Nurse
- Medical and Health Services Managers
- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Registered Nurses was $73,300 in 2019 while
Medical and Health Services Managers earned a median salary of $100,980 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and
employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
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- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.