Registered nurses who are soldiers, military spouses or dependents can use military benefits to help finance a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
Enlisted registered nurses who earn a BSN can earn a commission and serve in a nurse corps, furthering their education, career, experience and earning potential. For civilian dependents and those military members who want to exit the service, a BSN will help increase marketability and job prospects in an increasingly competitive job market.
Options for Financing
A nurse in the military can be eligible for scholarships, the Montgomery GI Bill and a variety of other options for financial incentives and tuition reimbursement. Financial incentives also are available for various nursing positions, such as special pay of $10,000 a year for three years for Army Reserve nurses with a BSN.
In addition, online RN to BSN programs for the military enable students to continue advancing their career while seeking higher education. Reserve Nurse Corps students enrolled in an accredited BSN program might be eligible for a monthly stipend of more than $2,000.
Students Can Find Help
Online RN to BSN programs for the military offer students flexibility to continue serving their country while caring for their families and advancing their education. A nurse in the military can benefit from a strong history of research and advancement in daily work. Many employers are looking for BSN-prepared nurses as more organizations pursue industry certifications and recognition.
A 2010 Institute of Medicine report called “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health” set a goal for the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to rise 30 percent, to 80 percent, by 2020. The industry's focus on advanced education is designed to help improve patient outcomes, develop leadership skills in nurses and drive change to healthcare practice and research–all traits that are enhanced by a career in the military.
Online RN to BSN programs for the military enable nurses to advance their careers while also serving our country and caring for other service members.
Learn more about the LSUA online RN to BSN program.
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