Featured Online Nursing Schools

RN, BSN, MSN and doctorate in nursing by distance learning

Online nursing schools offer students the opportunity to study for one of the most rapidly growing professions in the United States today.

Following is a list of the top regionally and/or nationally accredited online nursing schools that you can consider for your education, based on your nursing career goals. The online programs, just like the traditional campus programs, are taught by practicing professionals who's goal is to prepare leaners for real-world practices and challenges in nursing.

University of Phoenix online nursing school is nationally accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) to offer these programs.

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse to BSN
  • BS in Nursing (RN Required)
  • Masters in Nursing (RN Required)
  • Masters in Nursing - Nursing/Health Care Education
  • Masters in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Masters in Nursing/Informatics
  • Masters in Nursing/MBA/ Health Care Management
  • Masters in Nursing/Master of Health Administration
  • PhD in Nursing

The College Network - is a network that helps nurses or learners who want to become nurses earn their nursing degree from NLNAC/CCNE accredited online universities. The College Network works with different online nursing schools to deliver the following degrees by distance learning:

  • Paramedic to RN
  • LPN/LVN to RN - Associate in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
  • LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
  • RN to BS in Nursing (Licensed RNs only)

Kaplan University bachelor of science in nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Other online nursing programs include:

  • RN to BS in Nursing
  • RN to MS in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing
  • MSN - Nurse Administrator
  • MSN - Nurse Educator
  • MSN - Nurse Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Walden University focuses on developing leaders and educators to fill critical roles in nursing. Walden's BSN program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the MSN is accredited by the CCNE.

  • B.S. in Nursing (BSN)
  • M.S. in Nursing (MSN)- BSN Track
  • M.S. in Nursing (MSN)- RN Track
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - General

Independence University - masters degree program is part of an accelerated RN to BSN to MSN curriculum that allows learners who complete the BSN program to also complete the MSN degree faster. You must be a registered nurse to pursue this online nursing degree program.

  • Masters in Nursing - Nursing-Community Health

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the average income for a registered nurse was nearly $57,000 in 2005. Since that time, salaries for those with nursing degrees have continued to rise. This means schools which offer nursing degrees and programs by distance learning provide an opportunity for aspiring nurses to get the training they need to enjoy a lucrative career in nursing.

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