RN to BS Online Nursing Track
FAST FACTS: RN to BS
- Nursing Portfolio awards credit for knowledge gained on the job.
- Earn your degree from a leader in nursing education and a name that's recognized across the country
- 100% online program with individualized completion plan
- Earn a degree in two to four semesters
- Most students complete their degree for under $15,000!
Improving patient outcomes and your career prospects at the same time.
As the nation's population lives longer and more active lives, the demand for highly educated nurses is also rising. To keep abreast of an expanding field, RNs must increase their education levels to improve patient outcomes, prepare for management roles, and to stay competitive in the workplace.
St. Scholastica's nursing department has been educating qualified and successful graduates for 75 years. Our nursing program is one of the largest in the state and is recognized regionally for its excellence.
Convenient and flexible
In a life that's already crowded with work and family obligations, starting a degree program can be daunting. At St. Scholastica, our online advisors work closely with you to create an individualized program plan that fits your previous education and personal life. If you need to take a semester off for personal or professional reasons, we'll help keep you on track for graduation.
In addition, the RN to BS Online Nursing Track is delivered online to minimize the time you're away from your family and your job. Our online learning environment allows you to collaborate with your peers and complete assignments on your schedule, even if that schedule varies from week to week or month to month.
Reasons to consider a bachelor's degree
- Improve patient outcomes. For every 10% increase in the number of nurses with B.S. degrees, hospitals see a 4% decrease in the risk of death.
- Enhance your skill set. A B.S. education improves your skills in health promotion, cultural competence, information technology and holistic nursing intervention.
- Expand your career opportunities. Leadership training prepares you for greater responsibility and authority within your clinical setting.
- Focus on the needs of vulnerable populations. Our program emphasizes advocacy for rural healthcare and other groups with greater healthcare needs.
Career outlook: 711,900 new nurses over the next decade
For RNs, a baccalaureate degree can mean a wage increase, a leadership position, or it can serve as a stepping stone to advanced practice nursing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 26% growth in the nursing field over the next decade. Nurses with bachelor's and master's degrees will be the best prepared to take advantage of these opportunities. In addition, a bachelor's degree can increase the opportunities available to you, opening up positions in administration, research, consulting or teaching.
The baccalaureate nursing program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.