Possible job options for a graduate with a BSN include work in hospice and palliative care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, surgery and in the intensive care unit. In addition to working in traditional healthcare facilities, BSN graduates may find work in the military, prisons, research centers, law offices, summer camps, travel companies and schools.
Students usually spend four years earning their BSN degrees, according to Peterson's. The BSN degree is helpful for advancement and has some clinical training included. Those who want to be able to search for an entry-level nursing position more quickly may pursue a 2-year or 3-year nursing associate's degree. Nursing diploma programs are also available at hospitals, but degree programs are more common in the field.