According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nurses with a BSN usually have broader advancement opportunities. In fact, some career paths are open only to nurses with a bachelor's degree.
A bachelor's degree often is necessary for administrative positions and is a prerequisite for admission to graduate nursing programs in research, consulting, and teaching, and all four advanced practice nursing specialties:
clinical nurse specialists
As nursing care becomes more complex, individuals with a bachelor's degree receive training in:
clinical experiences in non-hospital settings
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