BSN stands for Bachelor of Science in nursing. Your major is nursing when you enter this degree program. The BSN is one of the commonly accepted educational paths to earn a registered nurse license in your state. Students that complete this program typically intend to work as a nurse in a doctor's office, hospital, retirement facility or nursing home.
A BSN isn't required to enter nursing. You can attain an RN license by completing an associate degree of nursing, or ASN, from an accredited college program. Regardless of the degree, you also have to complete the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. A BSN degree increases your potential for more nursing positions, especially in nurse management. Along with a significant number of science-related course work, BSN students normally complete an internship or practicum in their programs.
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