dcsimg

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Salary

Registered nurses, or RNs, are one of the occupations projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to experience great job growth during the 2012-2022 period. With job growth predicted to be at a whopping 19 percent (faster than average,) more than half a million new jobs could be created during this time period.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Salary and Advancement Opportunities

By earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, an RN's potential for salary and advancement are generally improved over RNs with an associate's degree or diploma. According to a 2014 survey conducted by The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the average staff nurse earns $67,800 ($400 more than in 2013), and the average director/VP/assistant director of nursing earns $110,700 ($1,200 more than in 2013, but $1,200 less than 2012). Part of the difference in salary across titles is explained by the difference in the percentage of time spent in direct patient care versus the percentage of time spent on other tasks, such as management or administration.

According to the 2014 survey, the percentage of registered nurses with bachelor's degrees who held advanced positions, such as nurse manager, director, or administrator, was higher than that of those with diplomas or associate's degrees. These titles usually translate to higher salaries.

Mean annual wages for registered nurses in 2014 were $69,790, or $33.55 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sources:

  • http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm
  • http://www.aornjournal.org/article/S0001-2092%2814%2901084-9/fulltext
  • gray_big_divider
    Nursing Schools
    Refine School Matches
    Hide filters
    • SUBJECT Clear All

      See More

    • DEGREE

      See More

    • PROGRAM TYPE

    • START TIME

      LOCATION
      Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
              Results open in new window

              Showing schools in your area

              Matching School Ads
              RN-BSN Degree

              The University of Saint Mary (USM) is an accredited institution that has been educating students since 1923.

              • Online Courses
              RN to BSN Online Option

              Designed by RNs for RNs

              Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option offers convenient 100% online coursework, no mandatory login times and no campus visits. This flexible framework allows you to continue in your current role while you pursue your degree. And, because the curriculum is developed and taught by RNs who are also educators, you know you are learning what you need to push your skills forward now – and in the future.

              • Online Courses
              RN-BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

              At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good. SHU offers graduate degree and certificate programs in a convenient and flexible online format.

              • Online Courses
              RN to BSN
              Good for Working Adults

              Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

              Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

              Why Benedictine University Online?

              • Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence
              • Ranked among America's Top Colleges by "Forbes" Magazine
              • 91% of current students report they are satisfied or very satisfied with their learning experience
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Flexible Scheduling
              • Accelerated Programs
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
              • RNs, looking to advance your career? GCU offers a 100% online CCNE-accredited RN to BSN program.
              • Online and evening classes designed to meet the needs of working students and adults.
              • The baccalaureate degree in nursing at GCU is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
              • Courses are taught by practicing nurses and experts in their respective fields.
              • Designed to meet the needs of the RN adult learner and maximize the strengths that a working RN possesses.
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Flexible Scheduling
              • Accelerated Programs
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science) - Online
              • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
              • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
              • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
              • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
              • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
              Show more [+]
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Accelerated Programs
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
              • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
              • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
              • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
              • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
              • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
              Show more [+]
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
               
              Featured Schools
               
              Nurse Salary