Bachelor of Science in Nursing
An aging population, increased access to healthcare, and the changing landscape of the healthcare industry mean there is an ever-increasing need for nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the career will grow by 16 percent between 2014 and 2024. Advanced education and experience will help today’s nurses fill the needs of healthcare systems and take on leadership roles.
AHU Online’s RN-BSN program is designed for people at varying stages of their careers and training. The online bachelor’s program can prepare you for leadership roles in the field, such as nurse manager or clinical educator. Earning a BSN also allows you to earn a higher salary–more than half of AHU’s BSN graduates earn above $75,000. For some nurses, the RN-BSN program is the first step on the path towards earning an MSN.
What You Can Expect from AHU’s RN-BSN Program
The RN-BSN program is fully online, giving you the chance to earn your degree while continuing to work. Courses are accessible anytime from a laptop or mobile device, so you can log in and complete coursework on the go.
When creating the RN-BSN program, AHU’s distinguished master’s and doctoral-level faculty worked closely with Florida Hospital. Our curriculum is CCNE-accredited and is designed specifically for nurses who are in the middle of their careers and looking to advance. Our nursing school has its own chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing.
At AHU Online, every student works one-on-one with a Retention Specialist, who helps to guide him or her through the enrollment process and is there to answer any questions. Students also have access to tech support around the clock and can connect with faculty through discussion boards and during online office hours.
The BSN allows current RNs to advance in their careers. One-third of nurses who have graduated from AHU’s RN-BSN program were able to move into a management role. Those who don’t choose management opportunities are able to use the knowledge and skills they gained in the program to become more effective nurses.