With the high demand for nurses growing each year, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) is a pathway to limitless career options and career advancement. Area hospitals are focused on hiring baccalaureate-prepared nurses, and many have set a goal of 80 percent BSN graduates by 2020. The need for registered nurses with BSN and master's degrees in non-clinical jobs also continues to grow.
Seminole State's Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) is designed for current registered nurses (RN) and students who have completed the Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ASN) and who are eligible for licensure as an (RN). This program allows students to continue their studies toward the BSN while working and offers a wide range of opportunities for those who want to begin or advance a career in nursing.
The curriculum builds on the knowledge gained in the ASN, with coursework focused on a wide range of topics, including:
Data from EMSI and The Florida Center for Nursing (FCN) document a 22.4 percent increase in the number of jobs for RNs by 2023, with a strong preference for graduates with a BSN. In Central Florida, it is estimated that there will be close to 8,400 openings for RNs prepared at the bachelor's level or higher by 2023.
A bachelor's degree in nursing prepares you for careers such as:
The degree also opens doors for graduate nurses to advance on their career pathway to master's and doctorate degrees in nursing if so desired.