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The IOM calls for 80% of all nurses to hold a bachelor’s degree by 2020. Discover how a BSN degree will help advance your nursing career.

The IOM calls for 80% of all nurses to hold a bachelor’s degree by 2020. Discover how a BSN degree will help advance your nursing career.

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  • 1. Nursing Careers: What are the ADVANTAGESOF GETTING A BSN DEGREE?
  • 2. What are the benefits of pursuing a BSN DEGREE? I’M ALREADY A NURSE.
  • 3. With a BSN, you can BOOST YOUR EARNINGS BY NEARLY $6,000 PER YEAR RNs with a BSN earn nearly $6,000 more per year than those with associate’s degrees.¹ ¹U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010
  • 4. A BSN will not only make you more money, it will also increase your ¹Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, Registered Nurses JOB GROWTH POTENTIAL Nurses with BSNs have more opportunities for advancement and more career choices.¹
  • 5. A BSN can also help you BECOME A BETTER NURSE by giving you more skills, such as: Nursing leadership How to manage a team Wellness Disease management and prevention¹ ¹HealthGuidance.org, To BSN or Not to BSN – That Is the Nurse’s Question
  • 6. NURSING NEEDS YOU ¹Infographic: The Future of Nursing http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing- Health/Infographic.aspx A BSN makes you more in-demand and helps you stand out in your field.¹
  • 7. Having your BSN can help you RISE TO THE TOP. It’s the stepping stone toward becoming a nurse leader.¹ ¹Nurses make up less than 3 percent of community health system boards, compared with approximately 20 percent who are physicians, L. Prybil, “Engaging Nurses in Governing Hospitals and Health Systems,” Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24, January-March, 2009, pp. 5-9.
  • 8. 4 Factors to Look for in an online BSN program
  • 9. Be sure to pick a university ACCREDITED BY THE CCNE. ¹You can always check a school’s accreditation at aacn.nche.edu ¹The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is nationally-recognized and ensures the quality and integrity of nursing degree programs. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation #1 Industry Alignment ¹
  • 10. Your BSN program should MEET OR EXCEEDS IOM’S RECOMMENDATIONS. Take note: The Institute of Medicine calls for 80% of all nurses to hold a bachelor’s degree by 2020. ¹Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2010
  • 11. BE HIGHLY EMPLOYABLE WHEN YOU GRADUATE. Make sure your BSN curriculum is critically aligned with the most up to date needs of hospitals and other healthcare organizations, current accreditation standards and industry best practices
  • 12. #2 Is your program built around your life?
  • 13. Learning should fit YOUR SCHEDULE Remember, you’re going back to school for YOU. Not THEM.
  • 14. Your BSN program should allow you the flexibility to continue to WORK AS A NURSE WHILE YOU EARN YOUR DEGREE.
  • 15. #3 Affordability
  • 16. DON’T WASTE TIME AND MONEY RE-TAKING CLASSES. Your university should make it easy to transfer credits from your previous coursework.
  • 17. Beware of unnecessary add-on’s like “technology fees” and “courseroom fees.” BUT WATCH OUT FOR HIDDEN COSTS.
  • 18. To save even more money, look for universities that provide FREE ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOKS.
  • 19. #4 Learn the best from the best.
  • 20. LEARN FROM THE BEST. Look for universities that hire PROFESSORS WITH DOCTORAL DEGREES.
  • 21. Ask around. Your professors should be PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING. They should also be SUCCESSFUL NURSING PROFESSIONALS.
  • 22. Most importantly, look for a university that will help advance your career by teaching you SKILLS YOU CAN APPLY IMMEDIATELY, such as: Written and verbal communication Leadership Collaboration Critical thinking
  • 23. 24/7 TECHNICAL SUPPORT ACCESS TO TUTORS STUDY GROUP OPPORTUNITIES ACADEMIC WRITING SUPPORT MORE TO LOOK FOR: CAREER COUNSELING LIBRARY SUPPORT ACADEMIC ADVISORS
  • 24. 96% OF COMPANIES who hire Capella University graduates rate them as “exceptional.” Regardless of which university you choose, we wish you a long, happy and highly successful career.
  • 25. CCNE-Accredited¹ 100% Online Courses 24/7 Technical Support Accepts Transfer Credits Free E-textbooks Learning You Use Immediately No Technology or Courseroom Fees 100% Nursing Faculty Hold Doctorates Meets or Exceed’s IOM’s Recommendations for Nursing Capella University offers an online RN-to-BSN degree. ¹The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
  • 26. Save $7,000+ when you choose Capella University. Capella RN-BSN $20,7901 Top 5 Competitors $28,6402 1 $20,790 is the total cost assuming 114 transfer credits at $315/credit. 2 $28,640 is the average RN-to-BSN tuition of 5 competitive online RN-to-BSN programs, calculated from the university's 2012-2013 total program cost listing. Capella’s RN-to-BSN program is 27% less than the average tuition of 5 competitive online universities’ RN-to-BSN programs.
  • 27. CAPELLA’S RN-to-BSN program is designed with you in mind. $3,000inNursingGrantsAvailable 10%DiscounttoANAMembers Upto15%DiscounttoMilitaryServicemembers Upto135 Transfer Credits Graduatein18 months 10-WeekCourses NoClinicals NoPre-Requisites RN-to-BSN/MSNCombined Option ACT/SATNot Required
  • 28. Explore CAPELLA’S RN-TO-BSN PROGRAM at capella.edu ViewCourseDescriptions CalculateYourCost&GraduationDate LearnMoreAboutScholarships,Grants&Discounts MeetOurNursingFaculty SignUpforaFREEOne-WeekMiniCourse ObtainFreeNursingContactHours When you contact us, we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in nursing programs. Take the next step at Capella.edu