In 2010, the Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of the nurse workforce have their BSN or higher. Why? Better patient outcomes. YOU want to become a nurse to help people & a BSN can better prepare you to be the best nurse you can be.
- Be hirable! Hospitals and healthcare institutions are incentivised to have nurses with their BSN, and more & more, they are beginning to require a BSN so they can prove their dedication to better patient care.
- Earn more! According to PayScale, the average annual earning potential for a nurse with an RN is about $68k, with an ADN is $73k, and with a BSN is $89k.
- Be promotable! Having your BSN is often a requirement to lead or manage a team of nurses or to work in departments that have greater patient care requirements.
Why IU East? First and foremost, you'll earn an affordable, prestigious IU degree. Plus, students say IU East feels like family because you're not just part of a crowd here. Finally, you get everything you’d expect from an IU education—world-class faculty, innovative programs, and tons of opportunities to explore, lead, and gain meaningful experience.
All this PLUS tuition that's well below the national average.
Ready to apply? First, you'll apply to IU East and after admission, you'll typically spend the first year completing nursing pre-requisites. Then, you'll apply to join the BSN program for the rest of your journey to graduation!