List of Accredited Online Degrees

Higher education institutions offer students the opportunity to earn a valuable degree in the multi-level concentration of Nursing. The core curriculums of students pursuing the nursing profession can be taken within three types of degrees. Nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession that consistently builds on previous knowledge and coursework with required continuing education courses, even after the degree has been awarded. The Registered Nurse (RN), the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) are the primary degree levels. Within each degree, a student can specialize in a particular subject of study or obtain a general education.

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse, who has graduated from a nursing program at a higher learning institution or a college or university. A RN is required to pass a national licensing exam, in addition to completing at least an Associates level of education. The primary function of an RN is to aid individuals, families, and groups to sustain optimum health, prevent disease and inform the public. Registered Nurses are limited in the amount of care legally allowed to be administered. They can provide for the sick and injured in hospitals or other health care facilities, physicians' offices, private companies, schools, and public health agencies. Many nurses become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) prior to earning the advanced RN degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is traditionally a four-year academic degree in studying the core science and principles of nursing. Only accredited university, colleges and schools have the authority to grant a BSN degree, because of the strict national standards applied to the curriculum. The BSN prepares nurses for advanced professional role, surpassing bedside care, with coursework in nursing science, research, leadership, and informatics. A Bachelor’s degree creates opportunities for graduates to enter important career advancements and earn higher salaries. The higher degree also qualifies graduates for positions in administrative, research, consulting and teaching of basic nursing knowledge.

Graduate students continuing their education by earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) may use the postgraduate education as the foundation for entry-level educator and manager positions. The advanced degree may also be used as a prerequisite for doctorate-level nursing education. Graduate nurses with an MSN degree satisfy the minimum requirements needs to become a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, or nurse midwife.

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN).  The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. The format and courses of the regi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)

Acquire in-demand nursing skills and advance your career all while saving time and money with Capella's RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option. If you're an RN and have either your associate degree...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)

Prepare yourself to meet the growing demand for bachelor's-prepared nurses. This RN-to-BSN online program incorporates the standards established by the American Association of Colleges of Nurs...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)

A bachelor’s degree is becoming standard for nurses, but you can take your education even further—all the way to your MSN. With Capella’s online, CCNE-accredited RN-to-MSN Nursin...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    68
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

MSN - RN-to-MSN Care Coordination (CCNE-accredited)

With new focus on care coordination due to the Affordable Care Act, now is the time to draw attention to the integral role you play as a nurse in improving patient engagement. Capella’s RN-t...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    68
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

DNP - BSN-to-DNP (CCNE-accredited)

Earning a BSN to DNP program online can save you time and money. Capella's pathway takes you straight from your BSN to a DNP, allowing you to get to your goal of achieving a doctoral degree fa...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    68
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) from Western Governors University aims to give its graduates a foundation beyond clinical aspects of nursing and expand their knowledge of evidence-b...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN

The School of Professional Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University offers an online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program is desig...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Online) Bachelor Completion

The School of Professional Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University offers an online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program is designed for students who have ear...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Liberty University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  The program is designed to provide registered nurses with a formal educational background, while building on biblical know...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Broaden your professional skills, enhance your credentials, and position yourself for future growth with your online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ashford University. This progr...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    -1
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    -1

Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree could help registered nurses (RNs) seek broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. If you are an RN and want to advance your career, Ka...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing

If you are an RN and your career goals require earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), consider the Accelerated MSN option. The Accelerated MSN opt...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    -1
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    -1

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Employers know what makes a Drexel nurse stand out – it’s the action-based learning and in-depth clinical skills that allow our students to use their newly acquired knowledge immediat...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Master of Science in Nursing / Education (RN to MSN Option)

Prepare yourself to become an accomplished nurse educator. WGU’s M.S. Nursing—Education degree (RN to MSN option) provides you with the bachelor’s- and graduate-level coursework ...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Master of Science in Nursing / Leadership & Management (RN to MSN Option)

WGU’s M.S. Nursing—Leadership and Management (RN to MSN option) prepares you to become an effective operator of healthcare facilities. Through this program, you will complete your bach...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Elevate your credentials, boost your earning potential, and increase your job security with WGU’s B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN). This flexible program is based on rigorous standards and will p...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    118
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing / Advanced Pathway RN to MSN Option

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    150
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    128
  • Credit Type:

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