Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this educational program is to provide nursing professionals and those considering nursing as a second career with information about the personal and societal benefits of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or other professional nursing degree.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the evolution of nursing education in the United States.
  • Identify three reasons nurses should pursue baccalaureate-level degrees.
  • Discuss three paths to earning a BSN degree.
  • Name three career options available to nurses with advanced degrees.
  • List three ways for the nursing student to manage school-related stress.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.