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 (RN to BSN)

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree completion program at Saint Mary’s provides a quality, relevant, and rigorous nursing education based on Lasallian pr...

  • 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:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Utica College’s online RN to BSN degree program prepares licensed registered nurses (RN) for a career in healthcare. Utica College’s program is CCNE accredited. Graduates of the progra...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) from Anna Maria College is a convenient and cost-effective completion program to help you obtain the vital knowledge needed to provide excelle...

  • 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:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

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:

    Roman 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:

    Roman Catholic

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

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:

    Not applicable

  • 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)

The B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) is designed for RNs with associate’s degrees or diplomas in nursing who are seeking a bachelor’s degree to ascend the ranks. This challenging program ex...

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

    Not applicable

  • 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)

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:

    Evangelical Christian

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

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:

    Not applicable

  • 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:

    Not applicable

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

MSN - RN-to-MSN Diabetes Nursing (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. Build advanced skills and knowledge to confront the growing i...

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

    Not applicable

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

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

The MSN in Nursing Education specialization gives you the opportunity to develop the skills required to prepare future generations of nursing professionals at all levels, from an associate's t...

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

    Not applicable

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

MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration (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. Capella’s online, CCNE-accredited RN-to-MSN Leadership ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Broaden your professional nursing knowledge and enhance your credentials in the rapidly evolving health care industry with your online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree fro...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    -1

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

South University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) completion degree program that is ideal for registered nurses who want to further their academic credentials. Graduates...

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

    Not applicable

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

RN to Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)

The online RN to Master of Science in Nursing program combines bachelor’s and master’s coursework to expedite the educational goals of an RN who desires to earn a graduate degree, yet ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    227
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

RN to Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator (RN-MSN)

Nurse educators advance the careers of other nurses through leading, teaching, and mentoring. The online RN to Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Nurse Educator specialization gives profes...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    213
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

RN to Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Informatics (RN-MSN)

RNs completing the online RN to Master of Science in Nursing degree achieve both a BSN and MSN degree. The Nurse Informatics provides specialization for professional nurses who desire careers rich...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    217
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

RN to Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)

South University provides a path for RNs, who do not currently have a BSN, to obtain both a BSN and MSN degree through an intensive online degree program. The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    221
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter 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:

    Not applicable

  • 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:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    -1

Bachelor of Science Nursing (RN to BSN)

As an older adult population grows, the complexity and need for evidence-based care delivered by RNs will only increase. ASU is committed to meeting this demand by offering an online option for ea...

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

    Not applicable

  • 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)

The UMass Boston Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs program maximizes accessibility and convenience for highly motivated, independent professionals. There is, however, a requirement tha...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

The College of Nursing offers registered nurses an online baccalaureate completion program that is individually planned for each student. Students are prepared for success in using online technolo...

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

    Not applicable

  • 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)

The RN to BS Online and On-site Track meets the needs of registered nurses with other life responsibilities through a curriculum that combines web-based instruction with student-tailored practice....

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

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