What is A Nursing (BSN) Degree?
Simply put, nurses treat the sick and injured. In today’s world, using an evidence-based approach is widely accepted, with nurses being trained to use documented research results, best practices, and patient desires to decide on the best treatment strategies.
To become a nurse you will need to earn an RN and pass the licensure exam. With the Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) you will be to be able to work as a Registered Nurse at a more competitive salary than you would with the ADN degree; you may also have the opportunity to work in a wider variety of settings. In the Bachelor’s program you will complete general education requirements and similar courses to the ADN degree programs such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry microbiology, nutrition, psychology of human development, and nursing theory and practice. In addition, you’ll study more specialized nursing topics like health assessment for nurses, gerontology, information technology applications, and advanced nursing care.
The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.