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 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

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 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

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

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...

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

Nursing RN to BS

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana offers a Bachelor completion degree in Nursing (RN to BS). The curriculum is 62-67 credit hours: 29 credits of major courses, six credits of cognat...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs

Keuka’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses is an online program designed for working professional nurses to earn a BSN while continuing to provide care. Nurses with a B.S. ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    34
  • Credit Type:

RN to BSN Online

For working nurses with a registered nurse (RN) multi-state or Tennessee license, who wish to further their education at the Bachelor level, the registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing ...

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

    Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:

RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

La Roche College offers an online bachelor program designed for Registered Nurse (RNs) students (graduates from diploma and associate degree programs) the opportunity to complete a degree that foc...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Roman Catholic
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

RN to BSN Accelerated Program

La Salle’s University offers an accelerated online RN to BSN program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides the opportunity to enhance critical-thinking skills, to strengthen self-con...

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

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

RN to BSN

Lewis-Clark State College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as part of an RN to BSN program for students who are registered nurses. These students must have certification as registered nurse...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    128
  • Credit Type:

RN - BSN

McKendree University's BSN degree is offered exclusively as a baccalaureate completion program for those with Associate degrees or Diplomas in nursing.  The program helps to prepare students ...

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

    United Methodist 

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers a online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion. This is an online RN to BSN program that offers the opportunity for students to use prior nursing educat...

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

    Roman Catholic Church

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:

BSN for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN)

The BSN for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN) program at Michigan State University is geared towards those who are already practicing as a Registered Nurse, but wish to further develop their skills. T...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Accelerated RN to BSN Program

Nurses looking for a way to earn their Bachelor’s degree while still maintaining control of their daily schedule may wish to consider MidAmerican Nazarene University’s RN to BSN degree...

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

    Christian / Church of the Nazarene

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    42
  • Credit Type:

RN to BSN

Middle Tennessee State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as part of an RN to BSN program for students who are registered nurses with certification but have not taken part in an un...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    141
  • Credit Type:

Bachelors Degree in Nursing for RNs

The Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing for RN’s at Minnesota State University-Mankato is designed for licensed registered nurses with associate degrees who wish to earn baccalaureate degrees...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

RN to BSN

Earn your degree in RN to BSN from Misericordia University...

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

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Rn to BSN

Earn your degree in Rn to BSN from Mississippi College...

  • 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:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
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  • Credit Type:

RN to BSN

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

    Adorers of the Blood of Christ

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
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