Becoming an RN is an important milestone in your professional journey. The next step is continuing to build your expertise. In the growing field of nursing, advancing your education can help you to distinguish yourself as a top candidate and prepare you to make a difference in the lives of your patients. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects positions for RNs will increase by 26 percent from 2010 until 2020. Will you be ready when the next big career opportunity comes your way?
Whether you’re just starting out or you have years of experience and training under your belt, South University has a nursing degree program designed for you and your busy schedule.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
In our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, you will have the opportunity to study advanced techniques for preventing and managing illness as well as for promoting general health and wellness. Plus, our BSN program can educate you on the basics of being a manager, including how to motivate, prioritize, delegate and make informed decisions. Thus, you can learn to not only have a more active role in your patients' health but also to be prepared to oversee LPNs and other RNs.
Master of Science Nursing
When you obtain your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), you can increase your skill and knowledge in specialized areas so that your patients get the care they deserve. If you do not yet hold a BSN, consider our accelerated RN to MSN online program, which combines the BSN and MSN curriculums.
In our MSN program, we offer two Nurse Practitioner specializations—Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. (PayScale.com notes that the average nurse practitioner earns anywhere from $67,307 to $111,234 annually.) In addition, we offer the Nurse Educator Specialization, the Nursing Informatics Specialization and the Nurse Administrator Specialization, so that you are prepared to take you careers in whatever direction you choose.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
If you’d like to be an agent of change in the field of the nursing and lead the next generation of nursing professionals, get started on earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Our program is designed to provide practicing clinicians with the depth and breadth of clinical skill, leadership and clinical inquiry competencies essential to achieving excellence in advanced nursing practice.
Learn more about our full offering of Nursing programs today. Or, get to know a current student working on her MSN degree.