Benefits of Having a BSN
What are the benefits of earning a nursing BSN degree over another path? First and foremost, it’s important to earn your BSN because more healthcare employers require a baccalaureate degree, especially hospitals seeking Magnet® status — the “gold standard” for nursing excellence.
Earning a BSN degree from Madonna University sets you up for more opportunities in the future, whether you plan to enter the workforce or use your BSN to earn an advanced nursing degree. Once you earn your BSN through Madonna’s accelerated nursing program you will be prepared to:
- Deliver safe, ethical, and effective care across the patient life span.
- Collaborate with members of the healthcare industry to provide holistic care.
- Provide complex, innovative patient care utilizing the standards of social justice.
One of the smartest things you can do for your nursing career is to earn a nursing (BSN) degree. Why? Because a BSN opens you up to more opportunities once you graduate and pass the NCLEX exam. Those opportunities that will help you advance both in your career and academically.
When compared to an Associate Degree in Nursing, earning your BSN will:
- Increase your income.
- Increase job options.
- Increase advancement opportunities.
Earning a nursing (BSN) degree increases your chance for success. The American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN) researched the importance of BSN holders in the field of nursing and found nurses with baccalaureate degrees are more competent and their knowledge makes a major difference in patient outcomes, including lower mortality rates.
There has been a lot of research on the subject of BSN holders and patient outcomes, all reaching the same conclusion that the quality of patient care increases when healthcare facilities hire highly skilled nurses with baccalaureate degrees.
The findings are so significant that The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends at least 80 percent of nurses need to hold a nursing (BSN) degree by 2020.
Contact us to learn more about the benefits of earning a BSN degree through Madonna University’s ABSN program.