Focus On: Achieving Your BSN

If you are a registered nurse with a diploma or Associate’s Degree, the thought of returning to school can be daunting and overwhelming. You may question if it’s really necessary or worthwhile to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. You may be waiting until you have more time or more money before researching your options. While considering a return to school, take some time to explore the resources below. Learn why now is the time to return to school, and gain advice on overcoming barriers that are in your way. We’ve also put together this full list of RN-to-BSN programs to help you find a program that is right for you!

WHY SHOULD I GO BACK TO SCHOOL?

Improved patient outcomes, personal and career satisfaction, job opportunities, and more.

BSN Preparation for RNs: The Time Is Now!
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, February 2018
The BSN entry into practice debate
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2017
Reaching for the Stars: RN to BSN
Nursing 2016, January 2016
Advanced Degrees: Meeting the Needs of Nurses and Patients
Nursing Management, July 2015
Bachelor’s Degrees Not Only Save Lives, They Save Hospitals Money
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, February 2015
CE Original Research: Changing Trends in Newly Licensed RNs
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, February 2014
Baccalaureate Education in Nursing and Patient Outcomes
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, February 2013
Magnet® Hospitals Are Attracted To The BSN But What’s In It For Nurses?
Nursing 2012, March 2012
The Nurse Education Imperative
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, April 2012
Education matters: Does higher learning yield higher income?
Nursing Management, July 2011

OVERCOMING BARRIERS

Don’t let issues such as time and cost, stand in your way.

Disruptive Innovation: The Rise of Distance Education
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, July/August 2016
Picking your priorities: An educational pathway
Nursing Management, February 2015
BSN Completion Barriers, Challenges, Incentives, and Strategies
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, April 2014
Motivators and Barriers to Returning to School: RN to BSN
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, April 2014
Overcoming the Barriers to Achieving a BSN: Part 1
Nursing 2014, March 2014
Overcoming the Barriers to Achieving a BSN: Part 2
Nursing 2014, April 2014
CE Is online education right for you?
Nursing Management, April 2013
How to Finance Your Dreams of Further Education
Nursing Career Directory, January 2012