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BSN Payoff: Nursing BSN Salary vs. ADN Salary

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You have chosen to make a difference in the world by being a dedicated ADN nurse. Now you’re considering an online RN to BSN program and are weighing your options. Can the BSN degree improve your earning potential and career options? Definitely! Your nursing BSN salary not only offers chances to boost your income, but also offers a springboard for higher positions.

How much more money will I make with my BSN?

Completing your BSN can potentially increase your nurse salary by approximately $10,000.

BSN Yearly Salary

Nursing BSN salary levels vary across the country. In Mississippi, earning your BSN can make a big difference in your average salary. So your hard work will really pay off!

  • Average RN Salary: $57,700
  • Average BSN Salary: $66,800

Want to make more money in 5 years?

You won’t have to wait long for the BSN benefits to show. When you make the move from ADN to BSN nurse, research has shown “the gain is greatest when the BSN is completed 5 years after the AD.”

Be at the top of Nurse Salaries

Nursing is hard work and you love it, but it feels great to be rewarded with good pay. That is why BSN-educated nurses are the “highest earning nurses in their license class.” BSN Nursing also points out that BSN-educated nurses are the top 25% earners in the field.


The nursing salary of a lifetime

Still not sure about making the move to an online RN to BSN program? Think about this. Registered nurses earn $260,000 more over a lifetime if they have a Bachelor’s rather than an Associate’s.

Unlock your future with our Fully Online RN to BSN Program

Southern Miss wants to help you unlock the door for career advancement with our fully online RN to BSN degree!

Our fully online RN to BSN Program will provide you with opportunities to:

  • Improve your practice as a BSN nurse
  • Pursue advanced degrees: MSN, DNP, PhD
  • Become a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Executive, Faculty Member

From filling out your application all the way to graduation, we are here for you! Our dedicated faculty and staff will help you take the steps towards the next chapter in your life without leaving your current job as an RN.

Ready to get started on boosting your earning potential? Apply today!

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