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"I love to watch students grow in knowledge, self confidence, and abilities. My role is to assist students through the maze of requirements so they can concentrate on academics and reach their goal. My reward is to one day meet the individuals and know that I can trust them with my life to make the best decision possible for the health care setting we find ourselves." - Dr. Juliet Burgess, Associate Professor & Coordinator of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing, College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this is faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives. Associate and diploma degree nurses can become RN when they pass the NCLEX-RN. They return to ULM to obtain their BSN so they can continue on their educational pursuit of a master’s degree, to obtain a management position in their health care agency, and to gain the knowledge for practicing at the best of their ability. A BSN RN can go on to take a masters education and become a nurse educator, nurse practitioner, or a nurse anesthetist. Having a BSN RN allows the individual to have upward mobility in a growing and ever changing field. Having a BSN RN allows for multiple choices in the practitioner role: family, pediatrics, woman's health, acute care, etc.

Applicants for this degree must meet the following criteria:

To find the curriculum for this degree please view degree plan.

For more information please contact Dr. Juliet Burgess.

Dr. Juliet Burgess
Coordinator, Department of Nursing Concepts 
University of Louisiana at Monroe  
School of Nursing  
700 University Avenue  
Monroe, LA 71209-0460  
Phone: (318) 342-1640  
Fax: (318) 342-1567