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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Nursing, A.A.S.

Lamar Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, which is made up of two levels. First year student’s start in Level I. Upon completion students may sit for the PN licensure...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Campus Based
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    80
  • Credit Type:

LPN to ADN Transition

The LPN to ADN Transition is a specialty program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program is intended for licensed practical nurses who want to advance their career as a...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    26
  • Credit Type:

Nursing / Allied Health / Day Options

Massasoit Community College offers a Nursing Day Option for students in the Allied Health Nurse Education Program. This program allows students to earn their Associate in Science Degree and be eli...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:

Nursing, A.S. (Registered Nurse)

Earn your degree in Nursing, A.S. (Registered Nurse) from Minnesota West Community and Technical College...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing

Northland Community and Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing for students who want to learn about the demands and requirements of nursing. Students ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    63
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Science concentration in Pre-Nursing

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:

Professional Nursing

The Professional Nursing program at Taylor College is designed to provide the knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values and experience necessary for an entry-level professional nursing position. ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    72
  • Credit Type:

Pre-Nursing (AS)

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing for students who are interested in becoming a nurse. The program is intended to teach advanced topics in nursing in ord...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Associates Degee in Nursing (Florida)

Florida residents may wish to take advantage of Allied Health Institute’s innovative Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program available through a hybrid learning format. The associate degre...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    23
  • Credit Type:
    months

Vocational Nursing Associate in Science

The Vocational Nursing Associate in Science Degree, 60 units total, 45.5 units in the major, is an intensive program totaling 1,662 hours approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatri...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    credits

Nursing, Associate of Applied Science

Earn your degree in Nursing, Associate of Applied Science from Columbus State Community College...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Earn your degree in Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Community College of Philadelphia ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (Accelerated Track)

Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (Accelerated Track) Coming Soon......

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    70
  • Credit Type:

Associate Degree of Nursing

Dallas Nursing Institute offers an Associate Degree in Nursing for students who are interested in providing caring services and providing safe, effective nursing to a variety of health care settin...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Associates in Applied Science in LPN-ADN option

Earn your degree in Associates in Applied Science in LPN-ADN option from Davidson County Community College ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:

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