Accelerated Nursing Program Career Preparation
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing opens doors for both new and experienced nurses. York College of Pennsylvania’s accelerated nursing program ensures students are prepared to pursue Registered Nurse (RN) certification or other advanced credentials after graduation, entering the workforce, or both.
Students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in nursing will learn the specialized skills they need to seek careers across the profession, including:
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Cardiac Nurse
- Critical Care Nurse
- ER Nurse
- Geriatric Nurse
- Pediatric Nurse
- Travel Nurse
York College’s ABSN program also builds a solid foundation in classroom learning and applied experience for students continuing on to graduate programs in pursuit of advanced practice nursing careers, such as:
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
Career Outlook for BSN-Credentialed Nurses
With the current shortage of nursing professionals and predictions for continued growth in the field, graduates of York College’s accelerated nursing program will be prepared for outstanding career opportunities.
Not only are registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees more sought after and more highly compensated than those with just associate-level credentials, but students earning a second degree after studying non-nursing disciplines are in an increasingly attractive position. Graduates of accelerated programs are valued by employers for the well-rounded skill and education these graduates bring to the healthcare setting.
Bachelor’s in Nursing Salary
Pivoting your career to become a BSN-credentialed nurse means joining a solid profession that will see at least 6% job growth by 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The earning potential for educated nurses is also affected by an increasing need for geriatric, ER, and more specialized nurse professionals as the baby boomer generation ages, as well as the prevalence of travel and contract nursing careers. The BLS reports the median annual pay in 2021 for registered nurses as $77,600.
If you pursue advanced nursing career paths such as nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist, you’ll see even faster job growth and a higher salary, the BLS also reports. These advanced nursing professionals are predicted to see 40% job growth by 2030 and earn a median salary of 123,000 per year.
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Affordable Accelerated Nursing Degree
York’s ABSN degree is one of the most affordable second-degree nursing program options in the region. The tuition cost for the program is $745/credit, which includes the nursing differential. Additional costs students incur may include books, clinical uniforms and requirements, educational technology, and standardized testing. Total program cost is estimated to be $48,000.
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