Jill Tucker, RN says:

“A new study suggests that patients treated by nurses with Bachelor degrees have shorter hospital stays and lower readmission rates than patients treated by nurses with less education. But in order for hospitals to reach a proposed goal of an 80% nursing workforce with BSN’s, compensation will need to be adjusted to justify the time and money required for nurses to pursue higher degrees. The study indicates that despite increasing compensation to qualified nurses, hospitals will show an overall cost savings by using 80% BSN holders.”
How Educated Nurses Save Money

Healthleadersmedia.com  October 16, 2014