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Basic Certificate in Registered Nursing

1,376 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 40% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.5% of registered nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,376 students earned their basic certificate in registered nursing. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in registered nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 146,866
Associate’s Degree 81,677
Master’s Degree 17,491
Undergraduate Certificate 2,414
Basic Certificate 1,376
Doctor’s Degree 1,045
Graduate Certificate 410

Earnings of Registered Nursing Majors With Basic Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for registered nursing majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in registered nursing. About 88.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 156
Women 1,220
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Registered Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of registered nursing basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 178
Hispanic or Latino 264
White 770
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 94
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Registered Nursing Basic Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to registered nursing that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Research & Other 58
Surgical Nursing 31
Nursing Administration 5
Family Practice Nursing 4
Palliative Care Nursing 2


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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