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What is the career outlook for nurses in 2020?

Posted By Brianna Neuser On March 31, 2020


During this challenging time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world is realizing just how much we need talented and experienced nurses who can lead the way in health care. Even before the emergence of COVID-19, the employment rate for nurses was growing at a rapid pace, but in light of this worldwide pandemic, there is an even greater need for nurses with advanced degrees.

If you’re considering getting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and have wondered whether it might be the moment to pursue this degree online, Holy Family College now offers an exclusively online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program that is perfect for driven, empathetic registered nurses looking to achieve a BSN.       

Pro Tip: Download Holy Family College's RN to BSN Guide today!

Job Outlook for Nurses with a BSN

The current shortage of nurses will become an even greater problem in the coming years in the face of an aging population. A growing number of elderly patients will need more care both in hospitals and in other long-term care facilities, creating increased demand for nursing professionals. Additionally, many nurses in older generations will be retiring, and it is vital that care facilities can replace their numbers, as well as grow to meet the new needs of an ever-evolving medical landscape. 

With the growing need for nursing, committing to a BSN can set you up for a long-lasting and successful career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for nurses is expected to grow 12 percent from 2018-28, compared to an average 5 percent growth projection for all other careers.

Additionally, the Institute of Medicine (IUM) has made a recommendation that the number of nurses with BSN degrees increase from 50 to 80 percent by 2020, making more and more employers prioritize the employment of nurses who hold a BSN or higher.

Major Reasons You'll Benefit From Getting a BSN

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Advantages of Pursuing Your BSN

Nurses who hold a BSN have, on average, a much higher salary than those with only an RN license. According to Payscale.com shows the average salary of someone with a BSN is $83,000 compared to an average $65,000 salary for RNs. This salary difference also is related to the types of roles and opportunities available for BSN holders, including more leadership, administrative and managerial roles.

Further, four of the highest paying nursing jobs – nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist and clinical nurse specialist – require at least a BSN. 

Understanding HFC’s Online RN to BSN Completion Program

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Holy Family College is to develop professional nurse leaders in all areas of practice who can respond to the health care needs of a changing society.

In addition to being 100 percent online, HFC's RN to BSN Program is streamlined in eight-week rotations, making it easy to jump in whenever you're ready. The flexibility allows you to focus on one class at a time rather than juggling a full course load along with your work and family commitments.

The faculty and staff are experienced in supporting people just like you – nurses who are either completing their RN license or working full time as a nurse.

Joining HFC’s online BSN Program Community

Enrolling in Holy Family College's online RN to BSN Program and obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing could change the trajectory of your career. If you’re already an RN, you're well on your way to earning a bachelor's degree that will allow you to develop the skills needed to impact change in the health care field and ultimately, become indispensable to employers. 

If you're interested in boosting your career by choosing the online RN to BSN Program at HFC, we encourage you to request more information or start your online application today!


Are you interested in learning more about Holy Family College's RN to BSN online nursing program? Download HFC's RN to BSN Guide today!

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