Does having a BSN make you an RN?
No. You must be licensed by a state board of nursing to become an RN. Additionally, the University of Phoenix RN to BSN program requires students to already be licensed nurses.
Can I get a BSN without being an RN?
All students in the University of Phoenix’s RN to BSN program must already be licensed nurses. However, other BSN programs may have different entry requirements.
Is nursing school difficult?
Yes, nursing school is demanding — and so is the field. You have to learn a lot of different information, and the stakes are high. But it is also a rewarding field with significant potential for career growth.
Is nursing in demand?
According to BLS, employment for the occupation of a registered nurse is projected to grow the most among all types of nurses between 2022 and 2032. (It is also projected to grow to the third-largest number of jobs of any occupation.)
The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data reflects the BLS projections of national (not local) conditions. The data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
No matter where your career as an RN takes you someday — into public health, the operating room or advanced practice — a BSN offers a solid foundation to help build your nursing career.