September 8, 2010 | | Leave a comment According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses (RNs) who wish to take on administrative, research, consulting or teaching jobs are required to have a bachelor’s degree. As a result, individuals who wish to land one of these lucrative positions may want to consider updating their educational qualifications. However, some of these professionals may worry that taking time off from their current jobs will stunt their careers. Fortunately, there are many online schools that offer flexible, web-based programs that may be ideal for working nurses. For instance, Indiana University recently announced the launch of a web-based bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) program, which is intended to help working RNs earn a degree quickly. This course of study is open to students who have already earned a two-year degree in the field, and may be completed within 12 months. In addition to the core classes that are offered by most BSN programs, enrollees will be able to take new electives that could help them enhance their expertise in specific areas of study. All classes will be taught in eight-week modules that are intended to help degree seekers finish their coursework efficiently.