RN to BSN Completion Programs
The RN to BSN completion degree is designed to prepare leaders in the field of nursing as well as for graduate school. Some of the most reputable schools in the country have developed their RN to BSN degree programs into online formats that are now offered in the state of Oregon. Oregon has three schools based in the state that offer RN to BSN programs. All of these programs are listed below with their accreditation and contact information.
- Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
- Ranked #15 in Best Online Master's in Nursing Program by US News, Seton Hall University offers two fully online Nurse Practitioner programs: Adult Gerontology with Acute and Primary Tracks and Psychiatric Mental Health.
The increasingly complex field of health care and patient care has created a demand for the baccalaureate educated nurse. Though there is not often a large salary difference between the baccalaureate and associate’s educated nurse, potential career advancement and corresponding pay raises often present to those with more advanced education. As mentioned above, the BSN is a required step for graduate school that prepare nurses for careers in advanced practice nursing, nursing education, nursing informatics, management and a other fields.
RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in Oregon
RN to BSN online programs have become the most popular path for busy professional nurses that need flexibility and can not commit to attending on-campus classes at specified times. Nurses in Oregon’s rural areas can also take advantage of higher education and career advancement that may not have been available in the past. The online RN to BSN programs below are listed with their accreditation information and are offered by some of the most well known and respected colleges and universities in the country. The clinical experience requirements are arranged in cooperation with the student, faculty and a clinical facility, often in the student’ geographical region. Learn more about the online RN to BSN format, curriculum, school and any other questions you might have by requesting information from programs that interest below.
The Oregon Employment Department Occupational Information Center reports that registered nurses in Oregon make a median annual salary of $67,300. Salaries will vary by facility, geographic location, experience and other factors. It has been well documented that higher education does correlate to positions with greater responsibilities and often potential increases in earnings. That being said, their is no guarantee that a BSN degree will get you a job or a better salary.
Check the local newspapers and look for the ads for nurses. There are many and some require or prefer BSN graduates. The number of ads also reveals the job opportunities and growth opportunities that are out there. The Oregon Employment Department Occupational Information Center job growth data supports the future job opportunities in Oregon, stating they predict 25% growth in job openings through 2016. A recent survey by the Oregon Center for Nursing found that 64% of hospitals and acute care facilities anticipate an increased demand for baccalaureate educated nurses. Based on this information, it appears to be an excellent time to take the first step toward a baccalaureate degree. You may also be interested in the RN to MSN programs offered in Oregon. Request further information from the schools offering RN to BSN completion programs that are listed below.
Schools Based in Oregon Offering an RN to BSN Program
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing
The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Programs Offered: BSN, Online RN to BSN
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing,
2255 NW Northrup,
Portland, OR 97210-2952,
Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
The School of Nursing undergraduate and master programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, Online RN to BSN, MSN – (Specializations: Family NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Nurse Anesthesia, Certified Nurse Midwifery, Community Health Nursing Education, Gerontological Nursing Education), Post – Master’s Certificate, BS to PhD, PhD, DNP
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing–Portland,
3455 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd. (SN-5S),
Portland, OR 97239-2941,