The CNA to BSN Journey

There are many different journeys you can take to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Starting your career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a great way to get your feet wet in the field of nursing and decide if this rewarding career is right for you.

As a CNA, you already have a foundation in nursing, putting you in an ideal position to continue your training as you’ve already gained critical bedside experience needed to become a registered nurse.

Earning Potential

Investing in your education by getting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) will pay dividends for your future as there is greater earning potential for those with a BSN.

Job Growth

We’ve already seen that on average, BSN-trained nurses typically receive higher salaries than their Nursing counterparts with less training.  And according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 86.3% of employers now require or strongly prefer nurses with a bachelor’s degree, meaning more job opportunities as well.

Growth Projections 2016 through 2026*

Nursing Job Growth Projections

Annual Job Openings

Annual Nursing Job Openings

Employment Opportunities

Nurses at all levels can be found in a variety of work environments, but the more training and education you have, the more opportunities are available.  BSN-trained nurses have all the standard duties of a regular RN, but are qualified for added responsibility and work in additional nursing specialties such as:

+ Nurse Manager

+ Nursing Director

+ Nurse Educator

+ Clinical Research Nurse

+ Case Management Nurse

+ Hospice Nurse

+ Burn Care Nurse

+ Orthopedic Nurse

+ Psychiatric Nurse

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Eagle Gate College

At Eagle Gate College, we offer an accelerated BSN program that will prepare you for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and a lifelong career in nursing. Not only will you gain invaluable skills, but you’ll benefit from the convenience of completing 80% of our program online. Our flexible schedules provide an alternative solution for those who work full-time, or who may have a family. With the BSN program at Eagle Gate College, you can earn your degree in as little as 36 months.

There are many benefits to the BSN Program at Eagle Gate College, including:

+ No Waitlist to get in

+ 80% online

+ Transfer credit policy

+ No prerequisite courses required

+ CCNE accredited

+ Graduate in as little as 36 months

+ Exam passing assistance

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Eagle Gate College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (