Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year program designed to prepare professional nurses to meet community and state needs to assume leadership in the delivery of health care.

Why Study for a BSN at Lamar?

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Lamar University are prepared to practice in structured, unstructured, and evolving health care settings. The focus of care is broad. As a BSN graduate, you'll be prepared to deliver health care to individuals and families as clients as well as aggregates, communities and societies within the context of their environment. You'll also be equipped to incorporate research findings, utilize technology and pursue graduate education and life-long learning.

Career Paths

Nursing is a career with endless opportunities, and your credentials can highlight your professional path from amongst a maze of options. Having a BSN under your belt provides a greater variety of job options. A nurse with a BSN may do the same things as an RN or may choose to further study and move into administration or be a nurse educator. When it comes to salary, an RN is an RN—the 2016 median pay for RNs was $68,450, according to the BLS. An RN with a BSN can expect to earn slightly more than RNs with an associate's degree, but perhaps the bigger opportunity for higher earning potential comes in the form of the specializations or managerial roles that become available further down on the career path of a BSN holder.

Primary Careers

Registered Nurse, Public Health Provider, Nurse Educator