Nursing Education

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Education Guides

Popular Online Nursing Schools

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Grand Canyon University
GCU’s RN-BSN program is tailored to meet the needs of the RN adult learner and to maximize the strengths that the working RN already possesses. Transfer up to 90 credits and earn a BSN in as little as 12 months. GCU’s online classes allow you to study at the times that work for your schedule while still enjoying a close connection with your classmates and instructor via online discussions.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment:Nationwide

Walden University
Walden’s online programs for nursing meet rigorous standards for academic quality and integrity, and the School of Nursing teaching faculty all hold doctorates. With three degree completion options, you can choose a bachelor’s in nursing path that makes sense for your busy, unpredictable schedule.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide, excluding NY, RI and CT. Certain programs have additional state restrictions. Check with Walden for details.

Western Governors University

WGU's award-winning online programs are created to help you succeed while graduating faster and with less debt. WGU is a CCNE accredited, nonprofit university offering nursing bachelor's and master's degrees.

Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

Liberty University
At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment:Nationwide

Georgetown University
Nursing@Georgetown delivers Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program online, preparing RNs with a BSN to pursue certification in an APRN specialty. Students can earn their degree in as few as 19 months.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment:Nationwide, excluding NY and WA.

The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington’s online programs are designed to help you achieve more in your nursing practice with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They offer convenient, flexible options for completing your RN to BSN or BSN online, both designed to fit into your busy schedule.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment:Nationwide

Sacred Heart University
Offering RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP Programs, the Sacred Heart College of Nursing is CCNE-accredited and regionally accredited by the NEASC. The school offers flexible online formats, ideal for working RNs.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing, founded in 1937, provides a wide variety of undergraduate and nationally ranked graduate programs that prepare students for leadership in the nursing industry. We are pioneers in evidence-based practice, servant leadership and cutting-edge technology, and encourage our students to integrate their values into their daily nursing practice. College of Nursing students spend most of their time at Seton Hall’s Interprofessional Sciences Campus in Nutley, New Jersey. This integrated and interprofessional environment allows for a unique and innovative team-based approach to medical education. This gives a large advantage to our student’s ability to work collaboratively, improve patient care and be better prepared for entering the healthcare profession. Seton Hall’s College of Nursing is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as having one of the top programs in the nation for Online Graduate Nursing Programs, ranking 17th in the nation, making it the top online graduate nursing program in New Jersey in 2020. All nursing programs at Seton Hall are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide, excluding AL, CA, KS, LA, OR, TN, WA, WY

Simmons University

RNs with an associate degree: Advance your nursing career with a supportive online RN to BSN program for women. Simmons University has been empowering nursing leaders for more than 100 years and offering innovative online degree programs since 2013. Up to 96 transfer credits accepted. Request information now.

Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment:Nationwide

Wilkes University

The R.N. to M.S.N program is for registered nurses with associate degrees who want to become nurse practitioners. It focuses on advanced clinical skills, professionalism and evidence-based practice. Our integrated exam preparation courses provide dedicated study resources, leading to impressive passing rates consistently above the national average and graduate success.

Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

Arizona State University - Online

When you earn an ASU nursing degree, you are gaining skills from a respected and accredited institution. Our online nursing degrees are accredited by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

South University

Build your knowledge as a registered nurse and earn your RN to BSN at South University! The online RN to BSN program can help you develop skills and prepare you to pursue higher levels of employment in the nursing profession.

Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide except AK, AR, CT, DC, MA, MD, MN, ND, NV, NY, OR, RI, TN, VT, WA and WY

Top 10 Nursing
Schools by State*

Our panel of experienced nurses has ranked the best nursing schools in every state by reputation, NCLEX pass rate, tuition, acceptance rate, and accreditation to make it easy to find the right nursing program for you.

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