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Also known as an accelerated BSN, a second degree BSN is designed for people who already have a bachelor’s degree in some other field but want to switch their field and become registered nurses. A second degree BSN usually takes around 12 to 19 months; however, some programs could take as long as 2 years. During this span of time, candidates are required to take nursing-specific courses, most of which are compressed to accommodate faster pace towards graduation. This program also develops students’ research, communication, clinical and leadership skills. There are a few pre-requisite courses that students need to take before they can apply for a second degree BSN program. Earning this degree qualifies candidates for various positions in the field of nursing including nurse managers, case managers, schools nurses, care coordinators, health educators, registered nurses, etc. Candidates who further their education increase their chances of qualifying for positions in administration and getting better salaries

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Utah

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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