Post University

Connecticut-based Post University began in 1890 as a business school.  Post University began offering accelerated degree programs to Vietnam War veterans.  The university later expanded, offering classes on company sites, including Johnson & Johnson, Pratt & Whitney and Cigna.

Post University expanded to multiple campuses and began offering online classes in 1996. Today, Post University offers academic courses in Business, Nursing, Accounting, Legal Studies and Education.  Post University has consistently ranked 3rd on Online Education Database’s list of “Top 20 Online Degree Programs.”

Overview of Programs, Certificates, and Degrees

  • 1 online bachelor’s and 1 online certificate program
  • Campus-based BS program
  • Financial aid is available to qualifying students

Online Nursing and Health Care Degrees Review

While Post University does not offer online degrees in nursing, they have programs at the certificate and bachelor’s degree level for nurses.  The BS in Management for Registered Nurses can compare to a Nursing Administrator or similar executive concentration in that it prepares nurses for leadership opportunities.  According to Post University’s website, registered nurses with a certificate in legal nursing can earn $30,000 more per year than nurses with a registered nursing qualification alone.

Online  Bachelor’s Degree for Registered Nurses

The online Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science Degree in Management is a business program created specifically for nurses pursuing leadership positions in the healthcare field.  Classes are designed to be highly interactive and completed in 8 week modules.  Courses in the program include:

  • Training and Development
  • Organizational Theory and Development
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Seminar in Management

Duration and Cost

The online bachelor’s degree program can be completed in as little as 18 months.  The program requires 120 credits to earn the degree, 60 of which may be transferred from previous educational programs. Program tuition is $490 per credit hour.

Online Certificates Degree in Nursing

The online Legal Nursing Certificate is ideal for nurses seeking to provide legal consultation on matters related to healthcare and nursing.  Students in the course will be trained as liaisons between health care institutions and legal teams to infer, analyze and offer advice as related to complex patient and health care outcomes.  Courses in the program include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Introduction to Law
  • Civil Litigation Practice
  • Legal Research Personal Injury Law

Duration and Cost

The program tuition is approximately $14, 700, and requires 30 credits to earn the certification.


Post University faculty are committed teachers with experience in their field.  Most faculty hold DNP or PhD degrees and experience in the subjects in which they teach.

Things to consider:

  • Programs  are not accredited by a nursing body.
  • Legal Nursing Certificate Students are required to complete an internship at a law office.


Post University is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  Post University is licensed by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Higher Education (DHE).

Post University
800 Country Club Road
P.O. Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723