Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year degree program wherein a student is educated in the science and principles of nursing. A BSN can be obtained from a university or similarly accredited nursing school. Similar to the Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN) , a graduate from a BSN program is eligible to take the licensing examination to become a registered nurse. However, the BSN additionally prepares nurses for a professional role away from the bedside with coursework in nursing science, research, leadership, and nursing informatics. A BSN also provides the student with general education in math, humanities and social sciences. A bachelor’s provides opportunities for greater career advancement and higher salary options. This degree qualifies its holder for administrative, research, consulting and teaching positions that would not be available to those with only an ADN.