Answer: D. All of the above

More opportunities in nursing exist for the BSN-prepared nurse.  Many promotions require the nurse to have a BSN degree.  The BSN is required for entry into graduate programs that prepare the nurse for advanced practice as a nurse practitioner, administrator, researcher, consultant, or educator.  A federal advisory panel has recommended that at least two-thirds of the nursing workforce hold baccalaureate or higher degrees in nursing by 2010.