RN Vs BSN: How do they Differ?

Working in the medical field can be extremely rewarding and there are multiple different paths one can take when entering this type of career. Most people are familiar with a Registered Nurse or an RN, though, if you have a Bachelor’s degree there are some differences between the two.

RN with Associate’s Degree
Someone obtains an associate’s degree through two years of college, and some on-the-job experience. So those who attend a two year nursing program will be just a step above an LPN. This makes these individuals at the bottom of the RN branch of nursing. Though from 2008-2020, nurses have been continuing onto the next level of education which furthers their career.

RN with Baccalaureate Degree
On the Registered Nurse path, BSN nurses are further along than those with an Associate’s degree. This more advanced title comes with more opportunities. If you continue into a four year study with your Nursing field, you will be allocated more responsibilities with leadership opportunities. With these higher-up positions comes higher pay as well.

Continuing your education is always a smart move because it helps move you further in your career path. So if you are looking into becoming an RN, obtaining a BSN in nursing may be the right decision if you want to continue to move up in your field.

At Eastwick College, students who are Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses have the opportunity to advance further with our LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program. Visit our website to learn more at eastwick.edu/apply or contact us at 201-379-1884 today!

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