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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Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Registered nurses (RNs) with a master’s degree in nursing could prepare to advance their careers by enrolling in the School of Nursing’s graduate-level Adult Nurse Practitioner Certifi...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Registered nurses (RNs) with a master’s degree in nursing could prepare to advance their careers by enrolling in the School of Nursing’s graduate-level Family Nurse Practitioner Certif...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner to interested students. The certificate is requires completion of 27 credit hours. ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    27
  • Credit Type:

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Track)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Track). This Certificate is for individuals who are li...

  • 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:
    19
  • Credit Type:

Nurse Practitioner - Graduate Certificate

Students who enroll in Michigan State University’s Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate program will learn how to meet adult health care needs by studying clinical and theoretical content...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Post-Masters Certificate Program for Family Nurse Practitioner

Midwestern State University’s Post-Masters Certificate program for Family Nurse Practitioner is a program aimed at students who are master prepared who wish to specialize in the Family Healt...

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

    N/A

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

Certificate in Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    38
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Oakland University offers a Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate which provides nurses with advanced professional training.  The Post-Master’s has two options: Adult/Gerontological ...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Post Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner 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:
    26
  • Credit Type:

Post Master Certificate for Nurse Practitioners

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Catholic
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Post Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurses who have an MSN degree can further advance their training and careers with the completion of the online Post Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. Students complete 38 credit h...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    38
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Earn your degree in Family Nurse Practitioner 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:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Post Masters Certificate: Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner

Post Master's Certificate: Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner Coming Soon......

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

    Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    28
  • Credit Type:

Post-Masters CFNP

Frontier Nursing University offers a Post-Master’s CFNP certificate for students interested in furthering their nursing education. Students must have already completed the requirements and have obtai...

  • 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:
    41
  • Credit Type:

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