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RN to BSN: Degrees of Seperation

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Okay, you’re a Registered Nurse and a traveling nurse at that. You’ve pretty much hit the proverbial ceiling as far as advancement is concerned and you’re looking for a change. You’ve done all you can and there just seems to be nowhere else to go with the degree you hold. Maybe you’re comfortable with where you’re at and taking on more responsibility is not your cup of tea, or maybe it is?

In this day and age, healthcare and hospitals are under heavy scrutiny due to the nursing shortage, patient acuity and so forth. Many hospitals are feeling the pressure from these issues and are looking to hire well qualified applicants as opposed to the average RN. Not to say, all RN’s are average, by no means am I discounting the skill and knowledge many of you possess. It’s just that hospitals are looking to fill their open positions with people who are highly educated in the advancement of nursing theory. These nurses generally hold a BSN, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and will be able to handle many different areas within the field of nursing and have distinct qualities of leadership. Furthermore, having a BSN will open the door to many other opportunities you can pursue, such as an advanced degree (nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist).

There are many programs available to you in which you can take the next step. You can either go back to school at your local university or college that have a BSN program. You can also earn the degree through many different online programs, all of which are accredited by the CCNE (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education). Whatever you decide to do, know that opportunities will be waiting. As a traveling nurse with a BSN you will have the chance to earn more money, pick better locales and jobs for your next assignment, develop further as a professional and be groomed to become a leader in the nursing industry. So what are you waiting for?

RN to BSN

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About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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