4 More Frequently Asked Questions About the RN to BSN

By Lauren Abraham

Nurse at desk

As the healthcare field continues to grow at a rapid rate, now is a great time to earn your nursing education. If you are currently a registered nurse, advancing your education by enrolling in GCU’s RN to BSN program can bring many benefits. Curious about this degree? Here are answers to some more frequently asked questions about the RN to BSN:

How much will it cost to earn my BSN?

When it comes to tuition and financing, GCU aims to keep costs competitive so that a private, Christian education is within reach. Throughout your educational journey, GCU will provide support in various ways, from calculating your costs each year to securing financial aid. The cost of your nursing education will vary based on a variety of factors, so be sure to look into the opportunities that may be available to you!

Can I continue to work while I earn my BSN?

The RN to BSN program is designed to allow you to continue working as a nurse while you are enrolled in the program. This way, you can further your education without sacrificing your career.

In addition, if you have a busy work schedule, enrolling in an online program may be a great option for you. GCU’s online* programs give you the convenience and flexibility needed to get ahead, while still providing you with a quality education.

How important is accreditation?

Accreditation is an important factor to consider when earning your education, as this ensures that the institution meets the standards of quality set by a peer review board. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university licensures, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

In addition, the program is aligned to the standards established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Therefore, you can find confidence in knowing that your degree will prepare you for a successful career.

Will having my BSN give me more job opportunities?

With a BSN, you can advance your career in the nursing field. In your RN to BSN degree program, you will be exposed to knowledge that gives you greater options when it comes to pursuing employment.

Because of your education level, you will be prepared to fill roles such as charge nurse, nurse manager, unit supervisor, division nurse leader, director of nursing or patient educator. You can also apply your degree to a variety of settings, such as hospitals, health service organizations and ambulatory care centers. If you want to take your education even further, a BSN can prepare you to earn a master’s degree in nursing.

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University has a nearly 35-year tradition of preparing students to fill evolving healthcare roles as highly qualified professionals. To learn about GCU’s nursing programs, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

*100% online classes; (clinical, practicum and immersion hours completed locally).

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.