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RN to BSN Schools

There are 1,810 accredited rn to bsn schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of rn to bsn classes at one of these schools, you play a necessary role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in rn to bsn academia which includes rn to bsn training at the following levels:

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

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

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%.

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 RN to BSN

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

Nursing professionals' salaries have seen a 13% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National RN to 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 3,475 2,534 3,117 7,305
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in RN to BSN
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in RN to BSN
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in RN to BSN
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in RN to BSN
  • Grey: Certificate in RN to BSN

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

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 35% growth in the number of rn to bsn graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from rn to bsn courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

RN to BSN Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that while student graduation is up, the number of schools offering rn to bsn programs has decreased. There were 1582 rn to bsn schools across the country in 2006. And there were 1845 schools in 2010.

RN to BSN Faculty Salaries

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