RN to BSN programs—also known as bridge programs—are for nurses who already have an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN), but want to get a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). Getting a BSN helps nurses increase their scope of practice and increase their salary. There are more than 700 RN to BSN programs in the United states and 40% of BSN graduates attended bridge programs.
Kimberley S. Jordan-Horte is a registered nurse and freelance writer living in Massachusetts. She specializes in medical articles with a focus on narrative interviews. She has been a frequent contributor to Advance for Nurses Magazine.