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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Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate

Sharing knowledge—general or specialized—with nursing students or as a hospital educator could be a rewarding and challenging career option for many nursing professionals. If you have ...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Nurse Educator Certificate

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
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Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education & Staff Development

Colorado Christian University offers two graduate certificates for RNs with a BSN degree (or higher) to help them update and enhance specific competencies. These theory and clinical practice cert...

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

    Undenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per semester credit

Nursing Education Post-Masters Certificate

Nursing Education Post-Master's Certificate Coming Soon......

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    14
  • Credit Type:

Post Masters Nursing Education

Kent State University offers an online Post Masters Nursing Certificate program.  The program is designed for inpiduals already holding a Masters in Nursing degree.  The advanced certifi...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Post-Masters Certificate Program for Nurse Educator

The Post-Master Certificate Program for Nurse Educator degree at Midwestern State University offers students who have Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing the knowledge and skills needed to teac...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Earn your degree in Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Post-Masters Nurse Educator Certificate Program

Earn your degree in Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate Program from Missouri State University...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Post Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate

The United States is in the middle of rapid expansion of healthcare services and related fields due to aging of the baby boomer population, growth in health care costs in the health care industry,...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

Post Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator

The online Post Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator advances the careers of nursing professionals that already hold a master’s degree, by providing them with added credentials to become&n...

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    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Nursing Education Certificate

Earn your degree in Nursing Education Certificate from Duquesne University...

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

    Roman Catholic 

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    25
  • Credit Type:

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education Coming Soon......

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    17
  • Credit Type:

Nurse Educator Certificate

Nurse Educator Certificate Coming Soon......

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

    Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
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