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Online Nursing Degrees for Working Nurses

For nurses already in the workforce, pursuing further education online has become a great way to advance their careers affordably and with the flexible scheduling they need. While there are many different types of online degrees, there are three options in particular for working nurses: 1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2. Master of Science in Nursing 3. Doctor of Nursing Practice Below, we’ll walk you through these three degrees, explain how they differ, and show how they can lead into each...
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How to Pay for an Advanced Nursing Degree

Pursuing an advanced degree as a working nurse is a great way to not only improve your career prospects, but also to boost your earning potential. According to Payscale.com, nurses with an associate degree earn on average $67,000 per year—but those who go on to receive a BSN or MSN degree can expect to earn on average $78,000 and $91,000 per year, respectively. Still, from tuition to textbooks and student fees, continuing your education can be expensive. So how do you go about making your...
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Top 5 Advantages of Online Nursing Programs

Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career, and now more than ever, there’s pressure on nurses to continue their education beyond just an RN or associate’s degree to unlock greater career potential. But is pursuing an advanced degree while working as a full-time nurse feasible? And is it worth it? Absolutely! There are a lot of great benefits to continuing your nursing education as you work, such as through a bachelor’s (BSN) or master’s (MSN) in nursing, and even more when you pursue your...
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Three Ways to Launch and Grow a Nursing Career

Today’s “average” nursing unit consists of men and women with varying education backgrounds—associate or bachelor’s degrees, as well as nursing diplomas—all of which lead to a Registered Nurse (RN) credential. Although there are multiple ways to launch a dynamic career as a RN, nearly all options for expanded job opportunities in the nursing profession require a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Let's explore the routes that working nurses take to launch and grow their careers in health...
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4 Tips for RN to BSN Students

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) is becoming a requirement across the field of healthcare. It’s beneficial for employers: it helps hospitals earn the Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is an important indicator of quality care. It’s also a value-add for your career: it can open the door up to interesting and rewarding job opportunities. Whether you’re just starting to consider R.N. to B.S.N. programs or you’ve been enrolled for a few terms,...
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5 Great Reasons to Pursue a Nursing Degree

In the nursing profession, you can see the immediate effects of your work and know you are making a difference. Your days can be extremely rewarding. Here is a collection of reasons why pursing a nursing degree is so fulfilling. Even in your first class, you make a difference in people’s lives. You start your career gaining experience in helping people that require your presence and skills to survive. There are few careers where this happens. When you take your first nursing class, either in a...
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Celebrating International Nurses Day and our RN to BSN degree program!

If you think about the balancing act that a nurse has in their everyday life and compare it to the balancing act that a working adult student manages, you’ll see a lot of cross-over. This made introducing an RN to BSN degree program at GSC a natural fit. We specialize in flexibility and that’s a must for a busy nurse’s schedule. We awarded our very first awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at the 2014 Commencement and we will see even more graduate this year. The program continues to...
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