Montana RN to BSN Programs - MT

Earning an RN to BSN offers registered nurses today the opportunity to broaden their range of career pathways. As the health care system continues to evolve, so do the roles and responsibilities of nurses in Montana and throughout the country. While a strong majority of nurses still have a primary role of caring for patients, many new opportunities have become available for nurses in areas such as administration, management, education, and community health care.

A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for many of these positions, particularly in nursing administration and management. If you are considering pursuing education, research, or one of the four areas of advance practice nursing, you will need to continue your studies even further by pursuing a master's in nursing. Generally, most graduate level nursing programs require that you have a BSN.

RN to BSN Online Programs in Montana

Online RN to BSN programs have become a popular choice for registered nurses in Montana due to their flexibility and convenient nature. In addition, though there are a number of on-campus colleges that offer 4 year BSN programs, there are a limited number of schools that offer on-campus RN to BSN programs. Prerequisites for admission to most RN to BSN programs includes completion of an associate's or nursing diploma program and possession of a current RN license in at least one state. You can expect the curriculum to include expanded training in the areas of leadership, communication skills, and critical thinking as each of these are becoming more pertinent for professional nurses today.

Not only does getting your BSN open up more doors for career opportunities, it can increase your earning potential. According to indeed.com in January, 2009 nurses in Montana with a bachelor's degree are earning an average of 51K to 63K per year. Salaries can vary based upon years of experience, position, and location. An RN to MSN program in Montana may be another option to explore. The RN to MSN can be completed in about three years and prepares registered nurses for a variety of advanced nursing roles.

Below you will find a variety of nationally accredited online RN to BSN programs available to licensed RN's throughout the state of Montana.

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