Advancement opportunities may be more limited for registered nurses (RNs) with an Associate's Degree or diploma holders than for RNs who obtain a bachelors or higher degree in nursing.1 Leadership positions in healthcare facilities often require a bachelor's degree. The bachelor of science degree program in nursing (BSN) at the Breckinridge School of Nursing offered online through the ITT Technical Institute at 9511 Angola Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, has a management and leadership focus and provides opportunities for students to explore various topics in healthcare management, including case management, managed healthcare and healthcare business management.
The program focuses on core knowledge, skills, ethical values and critical reasoning that can help students prepare for the responsibilities of a professional nurse.
This program can help RNs develop knowledge and skills used to provide evidence-based generalist nursing care to diverse individuals, families and populations in a variety of healthcare environments. It focuses on teaching knowledge, skills, ethical values and critical reasoning associated with the responsibilities of a professional nurse and can provide a foundation for nursing leadership roles.
1 Bureau of labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition.