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Advance Your Career – 6 Ways to Advance Your Career as a Registered Nurse

The advantage of earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a higher salary potential and the opportunity to advance your career and specialize. After experience as a registered nurse, you may want to know your options for further growth. What career opportunities are available to you beyond entry-level positions? 

Advancing a career in registered nursing

As a Registered Nurse with a few years of experience, you can advance to roles with more responsibility and higher pay. Check out these six options for advancing your career… 

#1 Advance Your Career as a Travel Nursing

Travel Nurse- pros of being a travel nurse


To become a travel nurse, speak to travel nursing agencies and select one to coordinate your work. Take your nursing skills on the road and have the freedom to move from place to place while being compensated. You are hired for 8-20+ week positions.

#2 Nurse Educator

Nurse educator- nurse educator qualities (low stress, more time off, normal work schedule, teach the next generation of nurses)


Earn your Master of Science in Nursing and have plenty of experience as an RN. So you will be able to teach the next generation of nurses by working at a nursing school full-time or as an adjunct (part-time). 

#3 Health Policy Nurse

Health policy nurse.


Earn your Master’s Degree and complete a 10-week health policy residence program. Certainly, work behind the scenes dealing with policy development, public health and advocacy. 

#4 Nursing Informatics

nursing informatics


Earn your Master’s degree in nursing, information science, or computer science. Additionally, spend time collecting and analyzing medical information in government agencies or pharmaceutical companies.

#5 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist 

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, CRNA


Earn your Master’s Degree from a nurse anesthesia program. Furthermore, prep and administer anesthetic on a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, podiatrists, dentists, and more.

#6 Advance Your Career as a Nurse Practitioner


nurse practitioner


Earn your Master of Science in Nursing. Enjoy more autonomy and responsibility. Serve as a primary care or specialty care provider. 

While all of these exciting opportunities to advance your career begin in the same place: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Learn more about Beckfield’s nursing programs at Beckfield Registered Nursing or Beckfield Practical Nursing.

Suppose you need help deciding whether to pursue an ADN, BSN, or LPN. In our next blog post, you will learn about your options and weigh the pros and cons by reading “LPN vs RN: Your Path to Nursing.