Advance your nursing practice

Already have your RN? Make your next move with a post-licensure degree.

You’re ready to make moves in your nursing career.  Earn an advanced nursing degree and take the next steps toward your future in healthcare. You can take one course at a time in your degree program, whether you choose to earn your advanced Bachelor’s or Master’s nursing degree online or on campus. Feel confident with programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). With relevant, up-to-date curriculum, you’ll walk away with skills you can apply directly to your career.

                                                                                    

No matter the level of nursing degree you’re pursuing, our faculty and advisors will be with you every step of the way. Our on-campus and online nursing degree courses enable you to pursue your education without sacrificing your personal and work commitments. Save time and resources during your degree program with the opportunity to transfer up to a maximum of 87 credits into your CCNE-accredited nursing degree program, receiving 40 of those credits just for having your RN license.

Our Nursing Pathways Program allows students who are interested in earning both their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) to enroll in courses that count toward both your RN to BSN and MSN. In these programs, you’ll learn the theory and practice of contemporary nursing including evidence-based practice; quality and patient safety; and leadership.

Explore the benefits of a degree from our School of Nursing:

Transfer credits
Transfer up to a maximum of 87 credits into your CCNE-accredited RN to BSN degree program. You can fulfill up to 40 of those credits simply by having an RN license.
One course at a time
You’ll get to take just one class at a time helping you absorb the subject matter before moving on to new material.
Scholarships
Eligible nursing students can apply for scholarships. Eligible Masters of Science in Nursing students can take advantage of the Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship and earn up to $2,500 or $5,000 in tuition reductions toward your MSN with the Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship. Learn More (link to scholarship details).

Explore our featured programs in Nursing:

 


 

Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):

Designed with career flexibility in mind, this online or on-campus program helps registered nurses further develop the professional skills they already possess. After transferring in 87 credits, you’ll only need 33 more to complete you degree. The curriculum aligns with leading industry organizations, such as: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). You’ll gain instruction in:

  • the administration of medication and treatments
  • the assistance of a physician during treatments and examinations
  • how to refer patients to physicians and other health care specialists
  • planning education for health maintenance

 

MASTER'S DEGREES


 

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Administration:

Those who graduate from this graduate-level program prepare to become hospital and healthcare leaders and assist with organizational change. You’ll have two elective options to choose areas of business that you’re most interested in, such as education finance, human resources and more. If you have the required practice experience, you’ll be prepared to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Nurse Executive – Board Certification (NE-BC) exam upon graduation. In this administration-centric program you’ll learn:

  • Nursing theory
  • Coaching and mentoring staff techniques

 

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education:

If you’re looking for a leadership and faculty role in an educational setting, this nursing education-based program can help you get there. The curriculum aligns the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). If you have designated teaching experience, once you graduate from the MSN/NED program, you will be eligible for The National League of Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. Those who graduate with this degree, pass their exams and have the appropriate experience often teach in schools, colleges and universities, and hospital settings. You’ll learn how to apply teaching theories in:

  • Pharmacology
  • Physical assessment
  • Pathophysiology

 

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics:

If you’re an RN looking to study and effectively use data to improve patient outcomes, you can earn your MSN in Informatics online. The program prepares you for a nursing informatics leadership role. You’ll also learn techniques to design and use electronically stored data in order to influence quality care delivery and provide evidence of healthcare meeting quality, compliance and regulatory standards and requirements. You’ll:

  • learn how to source, compile and use data and analyze different IT systems that house and process data
  • gain knowledge in the role data-driven initiatives play in patient-centered care

 

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner:

After completing your degree, you’ll be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C) exam and become a certified nurse practitioner. In this patient-centric on-campus and online nursing degree program, you’ll take advanced courses in:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathophysiology

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Practical application

Learn more about scholarships and the admissions process by speaking with an enrollment representative. Your advanced nursing degree can be the key you need to open the door to exciting new career opportunities.

The School of Nursing

Earn your Bachelor’s or Master’s nursing degree online or on campus and learn from instructors who bring an average of 20 years of experience to the classroom. The BSN and MSN programs are CCNE accredited and align with leading industry organizations, such as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).