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BSN Schools

As a professor or instructor of bsn classes at one of the 1,810 accredited bsn schools in the country, you play a significant role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in bsn, which encompasses bsn training at the following levels:

  • BSN Certificate
  • Associates degree in BSN
  • Bachelors degree in BSN
  • Masters degree in BSN
  • PhD degree in BSN


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Nursing professionals

2,417,150 2,468,340 2,542,760 2,583,770 2,655,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

2,655,020 nursing professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of nursing professionals has grown by 10%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers.

National Salary percentiles for Nursing professionals

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Nursing professionals in the US earned a median salary of $64,690 per year in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for nursing professionals in the US was 1% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For BSN

$57,280 $60,010 $62,450 $63,750 $64,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 13% growth in nursing professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National BSN Student enrollment growth by degree

65,318 71,354 76,625 80,815 78,802
51,348 56,988 63,301 68,875 71,849
162 222 279 383 523
5,558 6,161 7,137 9,049 10,509
2,974 3,575 2,534 3,117 7,305
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in BSN
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in BSN
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in BSN
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in BSN
  • Grey: Certificate in BSN

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for nursing professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In 2006, 125,360 students graduated from bsn degree programs in the US. In 2010, 168,988 students graduated from bsn schools.

This represents a 35% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from bsn courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

BSN Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering bsn programs has decreased. There were 1582 bsn schools across the country in 2006. And there were 1845 schools in 2010.

BSN Faculty Salaries

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