The demand for BSN and MSN educated nurses is on the rise. This is why Nursing.org strives to connect nursing professionals at any level with online programs to match their education and career goals. Our guides answer your questions about earning a valuable degree in nursing.
In the U.S., we are projected to experience a shortage of nurses that will only be compounded by the aging Baby Boomer generation. Nurses’ contributions to a wide range of medical fields mean that this would significantly impact our society’s health at large and especially vulnerable populations’. It’s thus more important than ever to encourage individuals to pursue or advance their careers in nursing.
However, the variety of degree and certificate options, and all the acronyms that come with them – ASN, BSN, MSN, NDP – can make the field daunting to navigate. In order to help dispel the confusion, my team at Nursing.org compiled a series of guides breaking down what each degree level entails and what jobs graduates are qualified for. You can check them out below:
- Earning an Associate’s in Nursing: https://www.nursing.org/degrees/associate/
- Earning a Bachelor’s in Nursing: https://www.nursing.org/degrees/bachelors/
- Earning a Master’s in Nursing: https://www.nursing.org/degrees/masters/
- Earning a Doctorate in Nursing: https://www.nursing.org/degrees/dnp/
Nursing.org also created a resource for nurses in Illinois specifically.
It includes state-specific licensure requirements and career outlook information: https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/illinois/