Accelerated BSN Careers
The Bachelor of Science degree is now the fastest growing option for those seeking to practice nursing. Both the American Nurses Association and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education recommend that the Bachelor of Science becomes the entry-level degree for professional nurses.
According to the Nurse Journal, the average national salary of those working in the nursing field is $64,000. Average registered nurse salaries for job postings nationwide are 7% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.
Growth in the field of nursing
According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, careers for nurses are projected to increase 16% with 439,300 more nursing jobs needed by 2024. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S., and nurses make up the majority of the healthcare industry.
Data from the Ohio State Senate’s Nursing Education Study Committee indicates that 40% of Ohio’s practicing nurses are expected to leave the field within the next 20 years, and by 2022, nursing candidates will have access to over one million job openings.