Online nursing programs offer a flexible and convenient method to obtain a nursing education and begin a career that provides challenge, responsibility, an attractive salary, and excellent employment prospects through the next ten years. Online nursing programs offer an especially attractive study option for working adults seeking to change careers or nurses seeking career advancement. Such courses are also very sought after by those living overseas on military, business, missionary or other duties.

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Types of Online Nursing Programs

As you begin your search of online nursing programs you will be impressed by the number of options available at a range of degree levels. Some of the most common online nursing programs include:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This is the degree preferred by most employers and can be completed in four years of full time study or five to six years of part time study.
  • Online RN-to-BSN Bridge program. This online nursing program offers current RNs the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree (BSN) at an accelerated pace by providing credit for prior nursing and science coursework
  • Online “Direct Entry” BSN programs. This is an accelerated online nursing program for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing area. Credit will be given for liberal arts coursework and any science classes taken and passed as part of your first bachelor’s degree. The structure of the program is such that there are no semester breaks and you will likely carry a heavier course load than students in traditional nursing programs.
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. These online nursing programs prepare students to work as advanced practice nurses in over 30 specialty areas. Most online master’s programs will take three years to complete.

Accelerated master’s programs are also available for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing area. Accelerated masters online nursing programs are structured much the same way as accelerated bachelor’s programs with no semester breaks and intensive course loads. Admission requirements are usually a strong undergraduate grade point average (GPA) along with satisfactory scores on the Graduate record Examination (current registered nurses are exempted from submitting GRE scores).

  • Online Nursing Doctorate programs. These programs prepare nurses to assume high-level leadership positions in a variety of healthcare facilities, clinical research, and advanced nursing practice.

Although you will take the majority of your coursework online, keep in mind that every online nursing program contains a clinical component that will require you to obtain hands-on experience in patient care at a local healthcare facility. The specific number of clinical hours required will vary among nursing school and specific program.

Once you complete your nursing foundation coursework you will also need to pass the national certification licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) administered by the National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). This exam is required for licensure by State Boards of Nursing (BON) in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

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Benefits of Online Nursing Programs

Adults who need to have a full-time job while studying may find it difficult to juggle work and/or family responsibilities with traditional classroom study. Such students appreciate the option to complete an associate, bachelor or graduate degree via a distance learning program. The rising popularity of online nursing programs has also motivated many traditional nursing schools to develop their own online degrees.

Preparation for Online Study

While online nursing programs confer many benefits in terms of time savings and convenience, you should enroll in these courses only after careful planning and research. What follows are some suggestions to help you navigate the world of distance education successfully.

1. Attend an accredited online nursing program

First and foremost is to attend a school that has been accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Each agency has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as official accreditation agencies of nursing education programs. The NLNAC accredits diploma, associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate nursing programs while the CCNE only accredits bachelor and graduate programs. Attending an accredited school ensures that your degree will be recognized by your State Board of Nursing which will provide your registered nursing license.

Selecting an accredited online nursing program will also enhance your employment prospects. Many employers demand that you have graduated from an accredited school as they recognize that such programs have met the highest standards for nursing education.

Aside from the issue of accreditation, be sure to select an online nursing program that will be the best match in terms of your preferred learning styles and goals. Not all distance learning programs are created equally with some programs stressing independence and others offering a semi-traditional format with scheduled virtual classes that you will be required to “attend.”

2. Keep your Focus

It can be easy to lose focus when you are alone without a professor looking over your shoulder or engaging you in class discussion. Those students who are unable to successfully complete online coursework work are typically lacking in the motivation and self-discipline necessary to complete and submit assignments on a timely basis. To help build and maintain focus try creating a daily work calendar with definite goals to be accomplished. Another is to set a deadline for obtaining your online nursing degree and post the date in a prominent place where you will see it throughout the day as you work.

3. Realize online study involves interaction with others

Many people assume that online education will be an isolating experience with limited interaction with both professors and peers. Not true! There are many ways in which you may interact with the school community during your online nursing program. This includes email, message boards, discussion groups, live chat rooms, virtual academic counseling sessions, even through Facebook and Twitter if your program maintains a presence on these social media sites.

Establishing relationships with your peers and professors fosters friendships, builds your motivation, and provides a way for you to obtain assistance with difficult material. Discussion groups and message boards also provide a forum to express your ideas and opinions regarding specific topics and issues brought up during your course of study. Connection foster community and will relive the sense of isolation that often accompanies distance learning.

4. Apply for transfer credit

If you are applying for nursing school already having a degree in another area, be sure to submit your official transcript so you may receive credit for the liberal arts portion of your prior coursework, especially if you have taken prerequisite science courses such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, and statistics.

5. Tap into Online Resources

There are many resources online to help you with your nursing program such as virtual medical/nursing dictionaries and thesauruses. Search engines such as Google.com, Ask.com, and Yahoo.com are a great resource for mining information on nearly any medically-related issue. Web sites such as WebMD and MayoClinic.org are especially useful for finding detailed information on a variety of medical and healthcare topics. .

If you are having difficulty locating appropriate information, turn to your professors and peers for help by sending email, posting questions to the message board, or starting a new thread in a discussion group. Not so incidentally, surfing the Net will hone your research skills which, in itself, is a highly valuable skill for many types of nursing employment.

Online Nursing Programs

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1) Kaplan University Online
Registrar: 550 West Ban Buren St. 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607.
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
Geriatric Care Management Certificate
Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate
Forensic Nursing Certificate
BS in Nursing
RN to BS in Nursing
Bachelor – RN to MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing – Nurse Informatics
MS in Nursing – Nurse Administrator
MS in Nursing – Nurse Educator
MS in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing – Adult Nurse Practitioner
RN to BS in Nursing

Kaplan Online is credited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Adult and Family NP specialty is unaccredited at this time. Kaplan offers an accelerated option, with the RN to MSN taking only 9 courses instead of 13. Kaplan also offers various other classroom and online options on a state by state basis.

2) University of Phoenix Online
Registrar: 4615 E. Elwood Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
Graduate Gerontology Health Care Certificate
Graduate Nursing Health Care Education Certificate
Health Care Informatics Certificate
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing-Nurse Educator
MS in Nursing/MBA Health Care Management
MS in Nursing- Nurse Informatics
MS in Nursing- Business Administration, Health Care Management (dual degree)
MS in Nursing- Health Administration (dual degree)

University of Phoenix Online is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has provided post licensure education for over 25 years; it was re-accredited for 10 years in 2010. The College of Nursing is a separate college within the university. Options for online programs vary by state. Programs offered may also be determined by demand.

3) American Sentinel University Online
Registrar: 2260 South Xanadu Way, Suite 310, Aurora, CO 80014
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing (must choose 1 of the following 5 specialties)
MS in Nursing- Case Management
MS in Nursing- Infection Prevention and Control
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education
MS in Nursing- Nursing Informatics
MS in Nursing- Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership

American Sentinel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is based on the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model, a state wide agreement that permits RN graduates of Associate Degree Nursing Programs to enter a BSN without taking tests to verify prior knowledge. Online students with an RN license will be awarded 30 semester hours and will be required to take an additional 30 credits to be awarded the online RN to BSN degree.

4) Baker College Online
Corporate Services: 1050 W. Bristol Rd. Flint, MI 48507
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Baker’s BSN program is based on standards established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). All students require an unencumbered RN license in the US, US Territories or Canada. The degree does not qualify Canadian grads to take the US NCLEX exam. Three courses require clinical experience at a location approved by the Baker faculty. Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to grant degrees and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is approved for veteran’s benefits and recognised by the US Department of Education.

5) California College San Diego
Main Campus: 2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to BS in Nursing- Nursing Administration, Clinical Nurse Educator Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing- Nursing Administration, Community Health Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing- Nursing Administration, Nursing Case Management Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing, Nursing Informatics Emphasis
MS in Nursing- Nursing Administration
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education

California College San Diego is accredited by Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Online programs are partnered by Stevens Henager College, Salt Lake, Utah. Admission to the RN to BS programs requires a valid RN license and sufficient credits for third year college status. Students applying for MS degrees must provide copies of their bachelor’s degree. BS programs can be completed in 20 months and graduate programs in 15 months. Laptops may be provided for some programs.

6) California University Pennsylvania Global
School of Graduate Studies and Research, California University Pennsylvania, Box 91, 250 University Ave., California, PA 15419
Online Courses and Nursing Degrees Available:
MS in Nursing- Nursing Administration and Leadership

This program is fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and in addition has undergone the same approval process as all California University of PA graduate programs. There are plans to seek accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is limited to 35 students per year and is 100% online. All applicants must have a BSN from an NCNAC or CCNE accredited program. It has low tuition rates and can be completed in 20 months.

7) Capella University Online
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis,
Online Courses and Nursing Degrees Available:
DNP- Doctor of Nursing Practice
MS in Nursing- Diabetes Nursing
MS in Nursing- Gerontology Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nurse Educator
MS in Nursing- Nurse Educator Bridge (for RNs with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing)
MS in Nursing- Nursing Leadership and Administration
RN to BS in Nursing

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Programs are all completed online, but doctoral and some master’s programs have a 6 day residency requirement. Capella features phone apps to keep you up to date on all their programs and offers technology tutorials to facilitate online learning.

8) Carrington College California
Mailing Address: 27401 Los Altos, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
On Campus Nursing Programs available:
Associate Arts Degree in Vocational Nursing
LVN to RN (Sacramento Campus Only)

Carrington College California is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). It is a career college with 9 campuses in California. The RN program admits vocational nurses and is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

9) Chamberlain College of Nursing
National Management Office: 3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to BSN and MSN- Educator Track
RN to BSN and MSN- Executive Track
RN to BSN and MSN- Informatics Track
MS in Nursing-Educator Track
MS in Nursing- Executive Track
MS in Nursing- Informatics Track
MSN and MBA Track Option

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). RN to BSN online degree option allows RNs to earn a BSN in three semesters. Professional RNs engage in special learning projects in lieu of clinical practice. RNs can also save time and money by combining a BSN and MSN degree. Programs are also available at various campuses, some of which are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Nurses who complete an MSN on the Executive Track have the option to apply to Devry University Keller Graduate School of Management MBA Program.

10) Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Drive N.E., PO Box 14007, Salem OR 97309
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
Chemeketa has inter-institutional agreements with the following institutions:
1 Oregon Health Sciences University
2 University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
3 Linfield College Online

The BSN programs are very competitive, for additional information telephone: 503 399-5058. Each of the programs has its own accreditation. Chemeketa also offers an RN program and a LPN to RN program that is accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and the National League for Nursing Accreditation (NCNA)

11) Charter Oak
55 Paul S. Manfort Dr., New Britain, Connecticut 06053
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN Refresher Course
Charter Oak College is accredited by the New England Association of
Schools and Colleges, (NEAS&C) and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education. This program is designed for nurses who have been away from the profession for three years or more. Nurses without a current license should check the requirements for their individual states. The course consists of four modules offered completely online.

12) Colorado Christian University
College of Adult and Graduate Studies, 8787 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
BS in Nursing

Stated goal to transform healthcare through Christ inspired nursing practices. The RN to BSN program allows students to transfer up to 83 credits from a regionally accredited college. It requires both online coursework and community onsite training. The BSN program requires both online and in-seat coursework at either Northglenn or Grand Junction Centers. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

13) College America
Main Campus 3012 East Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to BS in Nursing Administration
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Clinical Nurse Educator Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Community Health Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Case Management Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics Emphasis
MS in Nursing – Administration
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education

College of America is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). All online programs are offered by Steven Henager College, Salt Lake City/ Murray Utah.

14) Georgetown University
37th And O Streets N.W., Washington D.C. 20057
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
MS in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Nurse Midwifery/ Woman’s Health Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education

Georgetown Online Nursing is a highly competitive program designed for licensed RNs with a BS in Nursing. It provides the same high quality standards as their on campus program and features clinical training, live video seminars and a 10 to 1 student to faculty ratio. It is approved for most states and a complete list of states is available on the website. The program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Georgetown Online Nursing also has future plans to offer additional specialties.

15) George Washington University
School of Nursing Office of Admissions, 2300 K Street, NW Suite 203, Washington D.C. 20037
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available
MS in Nursing- Adult Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Clinical Research Administration
MS in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Leadership and Management
MS in Nursing- Health Care Quality
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE). George Washington is on an academic schedule and uses an online interactive program called Blackboard to teach courses. Students also utilize faculty approved clinical sites in their own area and will also be expected to come to campus at least once during the course of study.

16) Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Nurse Educator
Post Master Nursing Certificate
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and by the Iowa and Missouri Boards of Nursing. The online programs are flexible for working professionals. All programs require clinical work performed in the student’s local community and there is also a minimum of one residency requirement on the Independence, Missouri campus.

17)Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 8501
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (dual degree)
Master of Science in Nursing- Health Care Informatics
Master of Science in Nursing- Nursing Education
Master of Science in Nursing- Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
Master of Science in Nursing- Public Health
Post Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education Certificate
Bridge to Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual Degree)
Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing – Health Care Informatics
Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing- Nursing Education
Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing – Leadership in Health Care Systems
Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing- Public Health
R N to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grand Canyon is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CNNE) and the Arizona State Board of Nursing. It offers both traditional and online programs emphasizing Christian values and a commitment to a healthy society. Grand Canyon has full-time faculty members dedicated to the online program. In order to be fully focused students are expected to only take one class at a time.

18) Grantham University
7200 NW 86th Street, Kansas City MO, 64153
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to MS in Nursing Bridge Program
MS in Nursing- Case Management
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education
MS in Nursing- Informatics
MS in Nursing- Management and Leadership

Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Training Council (DETC). It is one of the oldest private online universities with 100% accredited online degrees. The RN to MSN Bridge Program includes 21 credits of undergraduate BSN courses, but no BSN will be awarded. A valid RN license is required.

19) Florida Hospital College
Offsite Admissions: 2145 Metro Center Blvd. Suite #400, Orlando, FL 32835
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Florida Hospital College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It features a 100% online RN to BSN in as few as 18 months. Most clinical can be completed in the workplace. It is a private Christian school and as it is a non-profit, the tuition is lower than average.

20) Herzing Online University
Administrative Offices: W140 N8917 Lilly Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education
MS in Nursing- Nursing Management

Herzing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Not all health care programs are available for enrollment from every state. Online classes are capped at 25 students. Herzing’s RN to BSN program allows a generous amount of open electives but note that the acceptance of transfer credits are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.

21) Independence University Online
Main Campus: 1890 South 1350 West, West Haven Utah 84401
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nurse Administrator

Independence is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). In 2010 it merged With Stevens Henager College. The BS degree is a 24 month program and the Master’s program can be completed in 16 months.

22) Indiana State University Online
Office of Admissions, Indiana State University, Erickson Hall room 114, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
LPN/LVN to BS in Nursing
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Nursing Administrator
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education
Doctor of Nursing Practices
Post Master Certificate- Family Nurse Practitioner
Post Master Certificate- Nursing Education

Indiana State University Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, Inc. A unique feature of the RN to BSN program is the ability to earn 10hours of credit with a portfolio evaluation. The LPN/LVN program does not require a campus visit. The Master’s programs take 2 to 2 and ½ years full time and 3 to 5 years part-time.

23) Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington Street, Marion IN 46953
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing/MBA (dual degree)
MS in Nursing- Nursing Administration
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education
Parish Nursing Certificate

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association for Colleges and Schools. It is an Evangelical Christian College whose graduate programs are highly ranked. The Parish Nursing Certificate is a new program to enable nurses to provide health care in churches that emphasizes the role of Jesus Christ.

24) Jacksonville University Online
Registrar: 2800 University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Leadership in Health Care Systems
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education

Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Jacksonville offers flexible quality online education taught by university faculty with the support of University Alliance Online. There is no distinction between the online degree and the campus degree.

25) Keiser University E Campus
Keiser University Online Division, 1700 Commercial Blvd. Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing

Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It also aims to fulfil the requirements of the American Association of Colleges in Nursing (AACN) guidelines. The program offers one course per month online and the clinical portion will be done in an approved community setting. The school is currently ranked as one of the top 25 online universities.


Additional Online Nursing Programs


Kent State Online
Online Admissions Processing, 50 Northwest Point Blvd. 5th Floor, Elk Grove Village IL 6007
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Kent State is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and there is no distinction between the online degree and the on campus degree. The coursework focuses on disease prevention and risk reduction.

Lewis University Online
One University Parkway Romeoville, IL 60446
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
MS in Nursing

Lewis University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MS in Nursing offers a specialty in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration. The online coursework may also be combined with on campus classes, but there is no residency requirement. The school promotes Catholic and Lasallian values. There are 4 opportunities per academic year to begin the program.

Liberty University
1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24502
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Acute Care Track

Liberty is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Virginia State Board of Nursing. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 online schools for the past two years. The school emphasizes Christian values and touts itself as being extremely cost effective and friendly to the military. The clinical work for the nursing program can be completed in the student’s own community.

National American University
Online Headquarters: 5301 S. Highway 16 Suite 200, Rapid City, SD 57701
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and under review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing and awaiting accreditation. The graduate program prepares nurses to teach undergrad students in a variety of educational and healthcare settings. The BSN may be fully completed online. Program is available in all states except for Texas and Tennessee.

National American University Online (Watertown)
925 29th Street St. SE, Watertown, SD 57201
National American University Online Watertown is the same as National American University. See Number 30.

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing

The RN to BS degree is available online through the College of Professional Studies and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE). It also offers the option to take some of the classes on-site. The program takes a minimum of 4 years to complete.

Norwich University Online
158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont 05663
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
MS in Nursing

Norwich is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) and can be completed in 18 months. It has a one week residency requirement. The degree offers a concentration in education or administration. Candidates for this program should have a bachelor’s degree from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited university.

Olivet Nazarene University
1 University Ave., Bourbonnais, IL 60914
There are no online nursing programs.

Oklahoma Wesleyan
2201 Silver Lake Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74006
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MBA in Nursing Management

Oklahoma Wesleyan is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing. It is a faith based college that emphasizes Jesus Christ. Classes are taught one subject at a time. The BS program allows up to 72 transferable units. Both programs offer in state tuition for all.

Sacred Heart
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing

Sacred Heart is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It is the second largest Catholic University in New England and the same faculty that teaches on campus also teaches on-line. Each class is 8 weeks long. The RN to MS program allows the student to save time and money and a BS degree is awarded along the path to the MS degree. The specialties for the Master’s program are Clinical Nurse Leader, Patient Care Services Administration and Nursing Education.

St Joseph’s College of Maine
278 White Bridges Rd., Standish, Maine 04084
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to MS in Nursing (fast track)
MS in Nursing – Administrative Track
MS in Nursing- Educator Track
MS in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner Track
MS in Nursing, MS Health Administration (dual degree)
MS in Nursing, MBA (dual degree)
Graduate – Nursing Administration Leadership Certificate (post BS)
Graduate- Nursing and Health Care Certificate (post BS)
Post MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Interdisciplinary Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

St. Joseph’s College of Maine is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers a flexible online format and accepts more transfer courses than most programs. There is no campus residency required, but there is an optional summer program at its lakeside campus to excel the RN to BS degree.

Salem International University
2011 West Maine St. Salem West Virginia 26426
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
Salem is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. It offers a completely flexible online program for RNs in good standing.

South University Online
709 Mall Blvd. Room ED, Savannah, GA 31406
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing

South University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers flexible online programs where it is possible to receiver up to 45 credit hours for nursing experience. The masters program features a nurse educator specialization. There is a fast track RN to MS in nursing program that offers a BS and an MS upon completion.

Stevens- Henager College
383 West Vine Street, Salt Lake, Utah 84123
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to BS in Nursing Administration
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Clinical Nurse Educator Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Community Health Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Case Management Emphasis
RN to BS in Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics Emphasis
MS in Nursing – Administration
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education

Stevens –Henager College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). It offers convenient fast track online programs available 24/7 that can be completed in 15 to 20 months. It also provides students with laptop computers.

Stanbridge College
2041 Business Center Drive, Suite 107, Irvine, CA 92612
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Stanbridge College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). It offers a 100 percent online learning platform that allows students to complete their degrees in 18 months. There is no clinical work required since it credits students for being licensed RNs. The student can also receive full credit for prior coursework.

Stenberg College
Suite 750, 13450 102nd Ave. Surrey, BC 5X3
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
Regional Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing

Stenberg is accredited by the Private Career Training Institution of British Columbia (PCTIA). Program offers online format for theory classes and clinical training in various regions of Canada.

Sullivan University
2100 Gardiner Lane, Louisville KY, 40205
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Sullivan is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The program is delivered online and requires that students maintain weekly contact with their instructors. Tuition may be locked in a time of enrollment.

The College Network
3815 River Crossing Parkway, Suite 260, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available
LPN/LVN to RN
Paramedic to RN
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing

The College Network specializes in online nursing programs that allow working adults to transfer into fully accredited universities without disrupting their careers. It utilizing comprehensive learning modules and offers college equivalency testing that enables nursing students to partner with the university that best suits their needs in order to complete the degree. It also has provides virtual technology that prepares students for real life clinical situations. Enrolling with The College Network allows students to get started immediately towards completing their degrees and avoid waiting lists for impacted nursing programs.

University of Central Missouri
PO Box 800, Warrensburg, MO 64093
Online Nursing Degrees and Programs available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Rural Family Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nurse Educator

The University of Central Missouri is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers a flexible online program for the BS that may be completed in one year. Students may receive credit from other nursing programs and for professional experience. The MS in Rural Family Nursing requires that clinics be completed in the state of Missouri or the greater Kansas City area. There are no geographical limitations for the Nursing Education program.

University of Northern Alabama
Nursing Online, UNA Box 5127, 226 Stevens Hall, Florence, AL 35632
Online Nursing Degrees and Programs available:
RN to BS in Nursing
RN to MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing

University of Northern Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers a 24/7 flexible online program with clinics that can be completed in the student’s own community. A BSN degree is also awarded with the RN to MS program. The MS program offers an administrative and an educator tract.

University of Pittsburgh
1917 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Online Nursing Degrees and Programs available:
MS in Nursing- Clinical Nurse Leader
Post Masters DNP- Nurse Administrator and Leadership
Post Masters DNP-Nurse Anesthesia
Post Masters DNP-Clinical Nurse Specialist – Medical Surgical
Post Masters DNP-Clinical Nurse Specialist- Psychiatric
Post Masters DNP- Nurse Practitioner

University of Pittsburg is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Most of the programs can be completed online with the clinical portion arranged in the student’s community. There may be some onsite requirements, depending on the program, which will require limited travel to Pittsburg. RNS with a bachelor’s degree other than nursing may be considered for the MS program. The Nurse Practitioner program offers acute, family, neonatal and pediatric specialties.

University of Saint Mary
Online Processing Center: 650 S. Cherry St. Suite 700, Denver CO 80246
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The degree requires 9 nursing courses and 9 non-nursing courses. Clinicals are based on objectives rather than hours and can be completed hear the student’s home. Students may also prepare a portfolio to obtain credit for life and professional experience.

Utica College
Online Processing Center, 851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420, Maitland, FL 32751
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the New York State Education Department. The nursing degree is offered completely online and there is no clinical work required. The courses are taught by the same faculty as the regular campus and there is no distinction between the online degree and the on campus degree. The program accepts 60 to 90 transfer units.

Walden University
650 S. Exeter 7th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Education- RN Track
MS in Nursing- Leadership and Management-RN Track
MS in Nursing-Informatics- RN Track
MS in Nursing-Education-BS Track
MS in Nursing- Leadership and Management-BS Track
MS in Nursing-Informatics-BS Track
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Post Master Certificate- Education
Post Master Certificate-Leadership and Management
Post Master Certificate- Informatics

Walden is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers flexible online programs that include the option to take individual courses for professional development. Students with a BS degree in a subject other than nursing utilize the RN track to obtain their Masters.

Western Governor’s University
Transcripts Dept. 4001 South 700 East, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses:
RN to BS in Nursing
BS in Nursing (Prelicensure)
MS in Nursing-Education
MS in Nursing-Leadership and Management
MS in Nursing-Education (RN to MS option)
MS in Nursing -Leadership and Management (RN to MS option)

Western Governor’s University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers programs that are based on competencies rather than credit hours and has a generous transfer credit policy. The BS Prelicensure degree is highly competitive and due to the clinical requirement is only available in Southern California, Texas, Florida and Indiana. Clinical requirements for other programs can be met in the student’s own community.

Drexel University Online
Applicant Services: 3001 Market St. Suite 18, Philadelphia, PA 19101
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Nurse Practitioner- Pediatric Primary Care
MS in Nursing- Clinical Trials Research
MS in Nursing- Education- Faculty Role
MS in Nursing- Women’s Health Practice
MS in Nursing- Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice
MS in Nursing- Leadership in Health Systems Management
RN- MSN Bridge Program
Doctor of Nursing Practices Program
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Clinical Trials Research
Post- Bachelor’s Certificate in Nursing Education
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in advanced Nursing Practice
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Leadership in Health Systems Management
Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education and Faculty Role
Post Master’s Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in advanced Nursing Practice

Drexel is accredited by the Nursing League for Nursing Accreditation and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CNNE). The RN to BS program is offered completely online and all previous general elective courses may be transferred. The graduate programs have residency and clinical requirements. Not all graduate programs are available for licensees of all states.

Duquesne
School of Nursing, 5th Floor Fisher Hall, 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburg, PA 15282
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
MS in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing-Forensic Nursing
MS in Nursing-Nurse Educator
Post Master’s Certificate- Family Nurse Practitioner
Post Master’s Certificate-Forensic Nursing
Post Master’s Certificate- Nurse Educator
Post Master’s Certificate- Transcultural/International Nursing
PHD in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Duquesne is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The online courses are asynchronous. There are residency requirements but clinicals can be completed near student’s home. Due to recent rulings, Duquesne is no longer accepting applicants from Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Mass, Minnesota or Wisconsin.

Gonzaga University
502 East Boone Ave. Spokane, WA 99258
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to MSN Bridge
MS in Nursing- Nursing Education
MS in Nursing-Health Care System Leadership

The RN to MSN Bridge is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Graduate programs are accredited by the North West Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Gonzaga is a highly rated college and a member of the Jesuit Education Network. There is no distinction between online degrees and the degrees received on campus. The programs are flexible with class sizes that are convenient for networking. Clinicals can be completed near the student’s home.

Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave. Campus Box 45, New Orleans, LA 70118
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Health Care Systems Management
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Loyola is accredited by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Commission. The DNP program is currently under review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CNNE). The online program has no clinical requirements and generous transfer policies that allow for substitution whenever possible. Courses are offered in 7 week sessions. The DNP program has a short residency requirement.

Michigan State University
College of Nursing Professional Partnerships, A104 Life Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Nurse Educator
MS in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Specialist
Graduate Certificate- Clinical Nurse Specialist
Graduate Certificate- International Public Health
Graduate Certificate-Public Health
Graduate Certificate- Administration
Graduate Certificate- Informatics

Michigan is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers online programs in a web based format. The clinical practicum can be completed in the student’s home community. Some of the graduate programs vary in their residency requirements and can be completed through a combination of online and campus requirements.

Nebraska Methodist
720 N. 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BSN
RN to BSN Nursing Academy NMH Nurses
RN to MSN- Nurse Educator
RN to MSN- Nurse Executive
MS in Nursing- Nurse Educator
MS in Nursing-Nurse Executive
Post Master’s Certificate- Nursing Education
Post Master’s Certificate- Nursing Executive

Nebraska Methodist is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers a flexible online program. The RN to BSN degree can be completed in 18 months if prerequisites are met. Online education text books are provided.

Post University Online
800 Country Club Road, PO Box 2540, Waterbury CT 06723
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Management

Post is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. This program prepares RNs for advanced administrative or management positions in health care. Each 8 week course can be completed completely online.

Samuel Merritt University
3100 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
Doctor of Nursing Practices

Samuel Merritt University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Doctor of Nursing is a new degree program that started in spring of 2011. It can be completed mostly online. The focus is on a non research clinical doctorate for Master’s prepared RNs. A recent completion of a statistics course is a prerequisite.

Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MSN Bridge Program

Seton Hall is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers online degrees using state of the art technology for busy professionals. The RN to BS program requires two weekend residencies. The MSN Bridge Program can be completed online in 12 weeks.

University of Cincinnati
College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210038
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator
MS in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing- Nurse Midwifery
MS in Nursing-Administration
MS in Nursing-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
MS in Nursing-Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CNNE). It is a prestigious university with online programs that meet the same high standards as on campus programs. It utilizes the Blackboard learning environment. Clinics and residency requirements vary by program.

The University of North Carolina Online
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
Adult Nurse Practitioner Post Master Certificate
Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing
Clinical Nursing Specialist- Post Master Certificate
Family Nurse Practitioner- Post Master Certificate
Graduate Certificate in Nursing- Nurse Administrator
Graduate Certificate in Nursing-Nurse Educator
Master of Public Health in Occupational Health Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nurse Administrator
MS in Nursing Nurse Educator
Ms in Nursing-Public Health
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – Post Master Certificate
Nurse Midwifery-Post Master Certificate
MS in Nursing
Nursing- Post Master’s Certificate
Nursing Education- Post Master’s Certificate
Nursing Leadership- Post Master’s Certificate
Post Graduate Certificate for Nurse Educators

The University of North Carolina Online represents 16 colleges in the state of North Carolina. It provides information on all of the online nursing programs that are available throughout the state. Some programs are available entirely online and some require a residency and or clinicals in the student’s home area. Residents of the state of North Carolina will pay lower tuition for these programs. The application process will be handled by each individual school.

Vanderbilt University
Godchaux Hall 207, 461 21st Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37240
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
MS in Nursing- Health Systems Management
PHD in Nursing Science

Vanderbilt is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing AACN, The National League for Nursing Accreditation and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers an innovative state of the art curriculum that will lead to a highly recognized credential from a top notch medical research university. These programs are very competitive and in addition to the online courses will require limited on campus visits.

Anna Maria College
Registrar: 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Anna Maria College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. It accepts nursing licenses from all 50 states and nurses with ADN or diploma. There is no clinical component to this degree and it designed for busy working nurses, with consideration given towards maintaining the life/work balance.

Benedictine University
5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
MS in Nursing

Benedictine is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (CCNE). There are 6 sessions per year and the program is delivered online with no residency requirements. It can be completed in 16 to 24 months.

Brandman University
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
BSN to DNP- Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
BSN to DNP-Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
BSN to DNP- Family Psychology and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
BSN to DNP- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
BSN to DNP- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care
Post Master’s DNP

Brandman University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is part of the Chapman University system. The nursing programs require a combination of online classes, clinics near the student’s home and a few immersive sessions at the Irvine campus.

The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
Nursing Informatics Certificate

The College of ST. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The programs are fully delivered online. Students in the RN to BS program receive credit for their RN experience and develop a nursing portfolio.

Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut, Suite E, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers an online program with a broad based curriculum for licensed registered nurses.

Frontier Nursing University
195 School Street, Hyden, KY 41749
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses Available:
ADN to MS in Nursing Bridge
MS in Nursing- Nurse Midwifery
MS in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing-Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and The Commission for Midwifery Education. It offers online courses and the ability to do clinical studies in the student’s home community. There is also a requirement to attend orientation and complete coursework on the school’s campus in Kentucky.

Gannon University
109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Gannon is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The programs are designed for working RNS and feature a customized plan of study based on the applicant’s previous academic and professional experience. The student may receive credit for work experience and the flexible curriculum allows students to pursue their own interests. Gannon also offers Challenge Exams for credit.

Philadelphia University
School of Science and Health, School House Lane & Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
MS in Midwifery
MS in Midwifery Completion
Post Master Certificate in Midwifery

Philadelphia University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. The program admits RN’s with a BS degree. It incorporates online classes, community clinicals and periodic on campus intensives. The MS degree can be completed in 2 years, but the time to complete the pre-clinical work can be extended, so that the program takes three years.

73) Rasmussen College
Registrar: 8300 Norman Center Drive Suite 400, Bloomington, MN 55437
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The program is offered completely online. The generous transfer policy allows the student to maximize previous academic credits and minimize the amount of time necessary to complete the degree. It offers courses in various areas of study including informatics.

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Saint Xavier University
Online Processing Center: 745 McClintock Drive, Suite 105, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
MS in Nursing- Clinical Leadership
MS in Nursing-Executive Leadership
Nurse Educator Certificate

St Xavier is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and The Higher Learning Commission. It is Chicago’s oldest Catholic University and is considered one of the top ten online nursing programs. It offers a flexible online program with all the rigors of the on campus programs. It requires a three day residency on the school’s Chicago campus.

University of Missouri – Kansas City
School of Nursing: Health Sciences Bldg. 2464 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO 64198
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN-BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing- Nurse Educator
BSN to DNP (starting in 2013)

The University of Missouri – Kansas City is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Higher Learning Commission. Its RN-BSN online program is specified for rural nurses; it offers unique subsidized technical support for rural nurses. The Master’s program is no longer accepting applications for Nurse Practitioner tracks as of December 1, 2011. It is however, currently excepting applications for a BSN to DNP program that is scheduled to start in summer of 2013. It is a well respected institution and the thirty two year online program has been recognized as one of the leaders in distance learning.

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
BSN-LINC 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311
Online Nursing Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing

The University of Wisconsin is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It offers a separate online program for in state and out of state students. The clinical portion of the degree can be arranged as close to the student’s home area as possible. One of the requirements is a clinical at a Department of Public Health facility. The online program is flexible and has generous credit transfer policies.

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
College of Nursing-1921 E Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53201
Online Degrees and Courses available:
RN to BS in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Nursing Philosophy

The university is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The RN to BSN program can be completed on a part-time basis, with most coursework done at home. Students in the doctoral program must progress with their cohorts according to the schedule of courses offered. There are some on campus residency requirements for the doctoral programs.