Salary range is from $36,000 to $67,000 per year. Benefit packages vary at this level and this form of reimbursement should be taken into account when considering a position. The BSN degree brings the nurse an excellent potential for promotion. A BSN is required for numerous positions in nursing leadership, case management, and for many public health positions. It is also the pathway to a Master's of Science in Nursing Degree which is needed to teach nursing as well as the route to becoming an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).