Work before Bachelors for Tuition Reimbursement and BSN 2020/Magnet Status

Getting a bachelor’s degree in nursing is supposedly going to be mandatory by 2020 https://www.americannursetoday.com/advancing-toward-an-80-bsn-workforce-by-2020/ . So what does that mean for you? If you have not already enrolled in a program and are working in the hospital, they’ll often offer you a tuition reimbursement of 2k-4k per year (after first year of work) towards your tuition because of the BSN 2020 rule and Magnet status – https://www.uclahealth.org/ucla-designated-a-national-magnet-hospital . If you have your Associates Degree in Nursing, the hardest and most expensive part is over and the Bachelor’s is the icing on the cake.

So if I were you, I would slowwwly take my courses each year so the hospital would front most of, if not all the bill. Nowadays, most BSN programs are online and are work at your own pace kind of thing. These programs are always competing for students and are fairly affordable.