May 25, 2017 - 5:00pm -- Ashland University

Infographic - The Need-to-Knows of a Future Nurse 


  • 3.1 million registered nurses practicing nationwide
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for registered nurses will grow faster than most other occupations through 2018
  • With more than  4x  as many RNs in the United States as physicians, nursing delivers an extended array of services
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing jobs will increase by 19% between 2012 and 2022

Key Advantages of Earning a BSN Degree 

  • The RN will earn a median of $39,100, and a BSN holder will earn more than $69,000
  • Four of the highest paying nursing jobs - nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist and clinical nurse specialist - require you to have a BSN
  • According to The American Association of the Colleges of Nursing, nurses with a BSN have better patient outcomes, including lower mortality rates and lower failure to rescue rates as well
  • Some nursing careers are only open to BSN holders
  • A person with a BSN is eligible for 88% of posted nursing jobs
  • Earning a BSN is easier than ever with the increasing popularity in onlin BSN programs
  • Your BSN will open your career up to fascinating specialties in pediatrics, gynecology, surgery, oncology, diabetes, psychiatry and more

Course Offerings at Ashland University 

  • RN to BSN
  • School Nurse Licensure

Benefits of Gaining Your Degree Online vs. On-Campus

  • Flexibility
  • Improve your technical skills
  • Less Expensive
  • Equal playing  field


Popular Careers & Salaries

Surgical Nurse -

  • Percentage of BSN Workforce: 2%
  • Projected Job Growth by 2020: 26%
  • Average Salary: $74,197

Pediatric Nurse - 

  • Percentage of BSN Workforce: 2.8%
  • Projected Job Growth by 2020: 26%
  • Average Salary: $41,000 - $65,000

ICU Nurse - 

  • Percentage of BSN Workforce: 0.8%
  • Projected Job Growth by 2020
  • 26%Average Salary: $62,000

Obstetric and Gynecological Nurse - 

  • Percentage of BSN Workforce: 0.5%
  • Projected Job Growth by 2020: 26%
  • Average Salary: $60,000

Hospice Nurse - 

  • Percentage of BSN Workforce: 2.1%
  • Projected Job Growth by 2020: 26%
  • Average Salary: $29.65 per hour

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The Need To Knows Of A Future Nurse | RN to BSN

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