What Is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

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A Bachelor of Science in nursing is a degree that can be obtained from either a private or public university, and it is usually offered in a four-year program. Get an in-depth and hands-on education with help from a licensed RN in this free video on nursing jobs and health care.

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Hi, my name's Kayti Brosnan. I'm a registered nurse here in Austin, Texas, and I'm here to tell you what a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing is. That's one of the degrees that you can get in the nursing field. It's also called a BSN. And you get it in either a public or a private university. It's usually a four-year program, and it gives you a really in-depth education and hands-on approach to becoming a nurse. One of the drawbacks is that it's more expensive than an ADN program or a diploma program. On average, it costs anywhere from 26,000 dollars to 100,000 dollars for the four-year program to be able to get your BSN in nursing. Just an example, in the University of Texas, one semester, 12 credits, is 4,412 dollars, and that's for a resident in Texas. And for a non-resident, it's 11,485 dollars. So when you're looking into getting your BSN, you have to also incorporate how much it's going to cost for your tuition, your housing, your food, and the cost of having fun on the weekends. So you want to think about all of those things when you're looking into a BSN, an ADN, or a diploma program. And you also want to be looking forward with your career and what you want to do with your BSN in the nursing field.

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