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To find a job in the healthcare industry today, you must have a solid education. Most major employers are looking for registered nurses (RNs) who have bachelor’s degrees rather than associate’s degrees. Though bachelor’s degrees require a four-year commitment as opposed to two-year associate’s degrees, the extra education makes you more attractive to prospective employers and sets you up for greater earning potential in the future.

Bachelor’s degrees in nursing come in two varieties. The first is for aspiring nurses who have never worked in the field and want to pursue an education to join the ever-growing healthcare industry. These programs are intended to prepare you for the NCLEX-RN exam, the test you must pass to obtain your license as a nurse. The other type of program is intended for working RNs. These nurses already have an associate’s degree but want to continue their education to learn even more skills. Such a program will help you move from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree.

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With two extra years of education, nurses are more likely to gain employment at one of the major healthcare employers in Washington, DC. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses with bachelor’s degrees can expect to make over $75,000 per year on average in the city. The following list of schools outlines the best places to start or continue towards a bachelor of science in nursing in Washington, DC.

Featured Schools

District of Columbia

Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 97.7% NCLEX pass rate (2006-07 through 2010-11)
Howard University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 78.1% NCLEX pass rate (2006-07 through 2010-11)
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Catholic University of America
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 75.5% NCLEX pass rate (2006-07 through 2010-11)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Trinity Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 66.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010-11 through 2010-11)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
George Washington University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of the District of Columbia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion