Online Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

When it comes to jobs, American nurses have the luxury of choice. Health care is America’s largest industry, and the federal government expects employment opportunities in nursing to grow much faster than opportunities in all other fields.

The shortage of nurses is especially strong at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Many registered nurses are now gaining a competitive edge by completing online RN-to-BSN programs, as well as online programs that award the bachelor’s and master’s in nursing together.

What jobs are available in nursing?

With a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a nurse will probably be able to find steady and well-compensated employment throughout his or her life. Most nurses work in hospitals, but other common places of employment include ambulances, hospice centers, nursing homes, and rehabilitation clinics. Nurses’ specific responsibilities vary considerably since they may specialize in treating certain patient populations or specific types of injury and disease.

Certain nursing jobs require a master’s degree. These include jobs in the advanced practice areas and include clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners. Nurses with advanced degrees may also become nurse educators.

Which schools offer online training in nursing?

The following schools are listed in the U.S. Department of Education’s accreditation database. They offer RN-to-BSN programs and/or full bachelor’s degree programs online.