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Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School. Widely respected for our outstanding faculty and student-centered approach to learning, we’re able to provide the resources of a large university—but with the personalized attention of a small private college. With more than 77,000 alumni worldwide, we are full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive academic institutions. 

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A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is considered a standard requirement for registered nurses (RNs) seeking broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. If you are an RN and want to advance your career, Kaplan University's online Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program could help you earn the credentials you need to qualify for new opportunities in specialized nursing and nursing management.† Study to enhance your skills to better meet the demands of patient care while you prepare for your future in nursing.

†Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.


In the Master of Science in Nursing program at South University, you will enhance the knowledge you use as a registered nurse, develop clinical teaching skills and learn to utilize research in the nursing practice. Upon graduation from the program, you will be prepared to pursue more advanced positions in today's competitive healthcare environment. The program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts necessary to successfully work within the structure, culture and mission of almost any size healthcare organization or educational setting. You will enjoy the convenience of attending class online anytime day or night. At South University, you are in control of your education.

The Adult Health Nurse Practitioner specialization is designed for those who want to acquire the advanced practical skills they need to address the ongoing needs of their adult patients.

See suprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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In the Master of Science in Nursing program at South University, you will enhance the knowledge you use as a registered nurse, develop clinical teaching skills and learn to utilize research in the nursing practice. Upon graduation from the program, you will be prepared to pursue more advanced positions in today's competitive healthcare environment. The program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts necessary to successfully work within the structure, culture and mission of almost any size healthcare organization or educational setting. You will enjoy the convenience of attending class online anytime day or night. At South University, you are in control of your education.

Registered Nurses who are driven to expedite their professional mobility and who do not yet possess a BSN degree should consider our Accelerated RN to MSN online program. This program delivers an intensive, streamlined course of study that awards both a BSN and an MSN upon completion.

The Nurse Educator specialization is designed for RNs who want to develop and train nurses to meet the challenges of a rapidly developing and continually changing healthcare environment.

See suprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Accreditation & Licensing


In the Master of Science in Nursing program at South University, you will enhance the knowledge you use as a registered nurse, develop clinical teaching skills and learn to utilize research in the nursing practice. Upon graduation from the program, you will be prepared to pursue more advanced positions in today's competitive healthcare environment. The program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts necessary to successfully work within the structure, culture and mission of almost any size healthcare organization or educational setting. You will enjoy the convenience of attending class online anytime day or night. At South University, you are in control of your education.

Registered Nurses who are driven to expedite their professional mobility and who do not yet possess a BSN degree should consider our Accelerated RN to MSN online program. This program delivers an intensive, streamlined course of study that awards both a BSN and an MSN upon completion.

The Adult Health Nurse Practitioner specialization is designed for RNs who want to acquire the advanced practical skills they need to address the ongoing needs of their adult patients.

See suprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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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 RN-to-MSN option. The RN-to-MSN option offers associate's- or diploma-level nurses the opportunity to satisfy specific core requirements for Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing program while completing their bachelor's degree in nursing. Students then have the opportunity to enter a condensed version of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing program.

Students completing this accelerated program will earn their Kaplan University BSN and MSN degrees at a faster pace and lower cost than completing each degree separately. The RN-to-MSN option is subject to eligibility requirements.


While a bachelor's degree may qualify you for many nursing positions, some nursing career paths require a master's degree. Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing allows you to study online and prepare for career advancement in administrative, informatics, faculty, or staff development roles.* Students complete a practicum experience to bridge the classroom content to the practice setting, during which they work closely with a mentor in a selected health care setting. Specializations include nurse administrator, nurse educator, and informatics.

Focus on the principles of personnel management, policy development and implementation, budgeting, and the use of information technology in advanced nursing roles. Complete a practicum experience during which you will work closely with an administrator mentor in a selected health care setting. Study to prepare for administrative or managerial positions and leadership roles in hospitals, community health settings, and long-term care facilities.*

*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.


While a bachelor's degree may qualify you for many nursing positions, some nursing career paths require a master's degree. Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing allows you to study online and prepare for career advancement in administrative, informatics, faculty, or staff development roles.* Students complete a practicum experience to bridge the classroom content to the practice setting, during which they work closely with a mentor in a selected health care setting. Specializations include nurse administrator, nurse educator, and informatics.

Focus on developing courses and programs that integrate nursing philosophy. Examine the applications and both the ethical and legal issues related to the use of technology in teaching. Analyze assessment, measurement, and evaluation methods used in nursing education. Prepare for a faculty or educator role in colleges or schools of nursing, continuing education programs, staff development, clinical education, and patient and community education.* Explore strategies for developing effective educational experiences.

*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.


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While a bachelor's degree may qualify you for many nursing positions, some nursing career paths require a master's degree. Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing allows you to study online and prepare for career advancement in administrative, informatics, faculty, or staff development roles.* Students complete a practicum experience to bridge the classroom content to the practice setting, during which they work closely with a mentor in a selected health care setting. Specializations include nurse administrator, nurse educator, and informatics.

*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.


In the Master of Science in Nursing program at South University, you will enhance the knowledge you use as a registered nurse, develop clinical teaching skills and learn to utilize research in the nursing practice. Upon graduation from the program, you will be prepared to pursue more advanced positions in today's competitive healthcare environment. The program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts necessary to successfully work within the structure, culture and mission of almost any size healthcare organization or educational setting. You will enjoy the convenience of attending class online anytime day or night. At South University, you are in control of your education.

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner specialization is designed for those who want to acquire the advanced practical skills they need to address the ongoing needs within their family patients.

See suprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.    

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.* Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.         

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.


Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.* Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.


Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.* Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.






Explore how to promote holistic health care to the adult population while diagnosing and managing their acute and chronic health problems. Prepare to serve as an advocate for clients as they interface with the health care system. Complete a clinical practice experience and apply theoretical knowledge while working with a qualified preceptor.*

At this time, the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

*Please note that most states require nurses to be nationally certified in order to obtain licensure as a nurse practitioner. Students are responsible for determining whether they will be eligible for state Board of Nursing approval and certification as a nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse in their state. Students can obtain additional information from their state’s Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

 











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 option offers associate’s- or diploma-level nurses the opportunity to satisfy specific core requirements for Kaplan University’s MSN program while completing their bachelor’s degree in nursing. Students then have the opportunity to enter a condensed version of Kaplan University’s MSN program. Students completing this accelerated program will earn their Kaplan University BSN and MSN degrees at a faster pace and lower cost than completing each degree separately. The Accelerated MSN option is subject to eligibility requirements.


Explore how promote holistic health care to adults and children in a family context, while diagnosing and managing their acute and chronic health problems. Prepare to serve as an advocate for clients as they interact with the health care system. Complete a clinical practice experience and apply theoretical knowledge while working with a qualified preceptor.*

*Please note that most states require nurses to be nationally certified in order to obtain licensure as a nurse practitioner. Students are responsible for determining whether they will be eligible for state Board of Nursing approval and certification as a nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse in their state. Students can obtain additional information from their state’s Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).


Combine your current nursing skills with training in the safe, effective practice of primary care for the management of acute and chronic health problems of both adult and pediatric patients. As a student in this population focus area, you will participate in a clinical practice experience designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting.*

This program may not be available in all states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

*Please note that most states require nurses to be nationally certified in order to obtain licensure as a nurse practitioner. Students are responsible for determining whether they will be eligible for state Board of Nursing approval and certification as a nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse in their state. Students can obtain additional information from their state’s Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
 

For comprehensive consumer information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/consumer-info/. For gainful employment information about our legal studies programs, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/nursing/ge-info/.


Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.    

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.* Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.         

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.


Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.    

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.* Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.         

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.
 


Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.    

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.* Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.         

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.


Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.    

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.* Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.         

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.



What if you had the opportunity to take your Nursing career in a whole new direction while leveraging your previous experience? If you already have your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), you can with South University’s Post Graduate Certificates in Nursing with specializations in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. Both programs allow the successful graduate to:

  • Integrate specialty standards of advanced practice nursing to deliver culturally competent, quality health care services to individuals, populations and systems.
  • Exercise effective leadership, critical thinking and communication skills in the development and implementation of advanced nursing practice services in Primary Care.
  • Integrate professional nursing standards, values and accountability into role and self-development as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Utilize information technology and an evidence based research approach development of nursing knowledge and design of health care services for clients, populations and systems.
  • Ensure advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in the implementation and evaluation of evidenced based care to diverse individuals and populations.

Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and decision making skills to provide direct advanced practice nursing health care services to adults (ages 18+).

Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner

The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and decision making skills to provide direct advanced practice nursing health care services to individuals across the life span.

No matter which program you choose, you’ll enjoy a blend of academic and field experiences guided by quality minded faculty.

 

See suprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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The growing shortage of family medicine doctors in the U.S. is driving demand for advanced practice nurses. That’s why now is an ideal time to broaden your scope of practice within the field. Gain the specialized credentials to provide care for patients of all ages; earn an online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Bradley University.

With our 100% online and ACEN-accredited FNP Certificate program, you can pursue one of today’s most satisfying and fast-growing career paths — all without having to put your life on hold.

Designed to prepare you for advanced practice with individuals and families throughout the life continuum, the innovative curriculum of our online FNP Certificate program can prepare you to diagnose illness, conduct exams and care for patients and families. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios. Courses include:

  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice

With an online FNP Certificate from a top-tier university like Bradley, you can propel your future as an advanced practice nurse within a wide variety of settings:

  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Health departments
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Private doctor’s offices
  • Primary care offices
  • Community clinics
  • Schools
  • Private homes

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked, ACEN-accredited nursing school


Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, the University of Saint Mary’s online RN to BSN program offers registered nurses the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing while continuing in their current positions.

The university’s online RN to BSN degree program focuses on critical thinking and decision-making in the areas of health assessment, nursing care plan development, intervention implementation, and outcome evaluation to prepare you to provide optimal care for individuals, groups, and communities with diverse backgrounds and needs.

You will also learn leadership skills, such as how to communicate and coordinate care effectively with other nurses and health care professionals. Throughout, the five C’s of caring are emphasized: commitment, conscience, competence, compassion, and confidence.

Why Should You Choose the University of Saint Mary Online RN-BSN Program?

We offer faculty members who provide guidance and support, a challenging curriculum, and competitive tuition rates. You may be able to graduate in as few as 18 months, and you also have the opportunity to complete a certificate in Health Care Management in conjunction with your BSN.  With these benefits and features, the University of Saint Mary online RN to BSN degree program is the preferred option to advance your nursing career and hone your clinical skills.

Key Features:

  • The University of Saint Mary has been named "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review since 2005.
  • Graduate in as few as 18 months.
  • Opportunity to complete a concentration in Health Care Management in conjunction with your BSN.
  • The University of Saint Mary is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
  • The program is built on the strong liberal arts foundation as required in the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education.

Admissions Requirements:
Applicants must have a valid RN license, issued in the United States, and a minimum college grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.


The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Saint Mary is built on the new Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With these new essentials, the online MSN not only prepares you for advanced career opportunities, it prepares you for a doctorate-level program, which would unlock even more career options.

Nurse Educator: An MSN is all but required to teach nursing courses at the undergraduate level or conduct advanced continuing education courses for working nurses. Our online MSN from the University of Saint Mary includes courses that prepare you to continue your education, such a DNP, or to teach at the undergraduate or graduate level. When you graduate with this specialization, you will have the required coursework to take the Certified Nurse Educator exam.

Here’s why the online MSN from the University of Saint Mary is right for you:

  • Clinical hours may be completed where you work
  • Our curriculum and clinical options put you a step ahead should you decide to pursue  a Doctor of Nursing practice (DNP) degree.
  • Online convenience with no residency requirements – perfect for busy, working nurses
  • Education rooted in Sister Simone Roach’s 5 Cs of Caring – Conscience, Confidence, Compassion, Commitment and Competence¹
  • Our program is designed around CCNE requirements²

¹ Roach, M.S. (1992). The human act of caring: A blueprint for the health professions. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Hospital Association Press.
² We are in the process of applying for CCNE accreditation with the expectation that the MSN program will be accredited by the time students graduate.
 


The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Saint Mary is built on the new Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With these new essentials, the online MSN not only prepares you for advanced career opportunities, it prepares you for a doctorate-level program, which would unlock even more career options.

Nurse Administrator: Nurse Administrators organize, supervise, and coordinate nursing care from the micro and macro levels.  They also play a key role in fostering the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient care. A Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on nursing administration is the preferred entry-level degree for nurse administrators.  This specialization also provides you with the coursework to take the Nurse Executive and Nurse Executive Advanced certification exams and gives you the skills and knowledge to embrace a leadership role as a decision maker in the healthcare industry.

Here’s why the online MSN from the University of Saint Mary is right for you:

  • Clinical hours may be completed where you work
  • Our curriculum and clinical options put you a step ahead should you decide to pursue  a Doctor of Nursing practice (DNP) degree.
  • Online convenience with no residency requirements – perfect for busy, working nurses
  • Education rooted in Sister Simone Roach’s 5 Cs of Caring – Conscience, Confidence, Compassion, Commitment and Competence¹
  • Our program is designed around CCNE requirements²

¹ Roach, M.S. (1992). The human act of caring: A blueprint for the health professions. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Hospital Association Press.
² We are in the process of applying for CCNE accreditation with the expectation that the MSN program will be accredited by the time students graduate.


Demand for preventive care continues to rise in the U.S. - especially now that millions of Americans have access to medical services through the Affordable Care Act. However, with primary care physicians in short supply, more and more individuals and families are turning to advanced practice nurses for treatment. How can you prepare to serve them? Broaden your scope of practice and operate with greater autonomy; earn your online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Bradley University.

Our 100% online and ACEN-accredited BSN to MSN-FNP program gives you the flexibility to advance your expertise - and your career - without having to put your life on hold.

Designed to prepare you for advanced practice with individuals and families throughout the life continuum, the innovative curriculum of our online MSN-FNP program can prepare you to diagnose illness, conduct exams and care for patients and families. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life nursing scenarios. Courses include:

  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Leadership in the Healthcare Delivery System
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Policy

With an online MSN-FNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, you can propel your future as an advanced practice nurse and leader within a wide variety of settings:

  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Health departments
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Private doctor’s offices
  • Community clinics
  • Schools
  • Private homes

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked, ACEN-accredited nursing school


Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, the University of Saint Mary’s online RN to BSN program is designed specifically for Registered Nurses seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). There is a growing need for baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the 21st century. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing can help you improve patient outcomes and will provide greater opportunities in nursing and the health care field. USM's experienced, expert nursing professors teach the latest concepts and methods to help you succeed as a leader in the field of nursing. Our program is offered completely online allowing you to earn your BSN while continuing to work in your current position. Full time students can complete the BSN in one year. Part-time students can complete the program in approximately three years. Admissions Requirements: Applicants must have a valid RN license, issued in the United States, and a minimum college grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Why Should You Choose the University of Saint Mary Online RN-BSN Program? We offer faculty members who provide guidance and support, a challenging curriculum, and competitive tuition rates. You may be able to graduate in as few as 12 months and you also have the opportunity to complete a concentration in Health Care Management in conjunction with your BSN. With faculty members, a respected curriculum, and competitive tuition rates, the University of Saint Mary online RN to BSN degree program is the preferred option to advance your nursing career and hone your clinical skills. Key Features: - The University of Saint Mary has been named "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review since 2005. - Graduate in as few as 12 months. - Opportunity to complete a concentration in Health Care Management in conjunction with your BSN. - The University of Saint Mary is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The program is built on the strong liberal arts foundation as required in the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education**. Student learning outcomes focus on enhanced critical thinking, decision-making, leadership and communication skills. The program is founded on Sister Simon Roach's concept of caring. The five C's of caring - commitment, conscience, competence, compassion, and confidence - are emphasized throughout the program. *The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.


As a seasoned nurse practitioner, you do far more than care for the sick. You elevate the practice of patient-centered care and help transform the way healthcare is delivered. Now it’s time to gain the doctoral-level credentials that support the breadth of your abilities. Prepare to advance your expertise - and your career - with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice from Bradley University.

Choose the unique path that’s right for you:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)

The innovative curriculum of our 100% online DNP programs is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios and nursing administration challenges. Depending on which track you choose, course topics can include:

  • Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement
  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing

Graduate with your DNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, and you can propel your future as a:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
  • Healthcare director
  • Nursing care facility manager
  • Nurse executive
  • Nurse administrator

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked nursing school


As a seasoned nurse practitioner, you do far more than care for the sick. You elevate the practice of patient-centered care and help transform the way healthcare is delivered. Now it’s time to gain the doctoral-level credentials that support the breadth of your abilities. Prepare to advance your expertise - and your career - with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice from Bradley University.

Choose the unique path that’s right for you:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)

The innovative curriculum of our 100% online DNP programs is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios and nursing administration challenges. Depending on which track you choose, course topics can include:

  • Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement
  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing

Graduate with your DNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, and you can propel your future as a:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
  • Healthcare director
  • Nursing care facility manager
  • Nurse executive
  • Nurse administrator

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked nursing school


If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) who is in possession of a non-nursing bachelor's degree, you may still be admitted to Loyola's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program without first obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. To be admitted to the MSN program, you must complete Loyola's MSN B.L.E.N.D. (Bridge to Leadership Education for Nurses at a Distance) program, which is now offered fully online.

The online blend program incorporates higher level, undergraduate Nursing courses that serve as prerequisites to 700-level (graduate) nursing courses. This 6-credit bridge program covers important themes including Leadership, Health Promotion, Community, and Professional Development.

What They’re Known For
Loyola focuses on enhancing your talents to the fullest by developing the whole person. This represents the true Jesuit tradition and our number-one priority: quality of education. We instill within you the competencies needed to be successful as well as a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and dedication to the community. Providing the curriculum and expert support of a top-ranked university, Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing prepares working nurses like yourself for critical leadership roles in the health care industry, evident by a proven legacy that spans more than 30 years.

Unique Opportunities

  • 100 percent online: you can earn an MSN from a traditional university that is regionally and CCNE-accredited
  • Since 2012, Loyola’s online MSN has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.” The program is also top ranked in:         

              Faculty Credentials and Training
              Student Engagement
              Student Services and Technology 

  • Opportunity for additional professional certification upon completion of the degree program
  • A dedicated network of credentialed faculty and staff, as well as accomplished alumni ready to help you achieve your goals
  • Personal Support Center that offers 24/7 technical support
  • Dedicated School of Nursing librarian ready to help you with research

Why We Love Loyola
Loyola’s online nursing programs offer aspiring family nurse practitioners, nurse educators, and nurse leaders the academic resources, step-by-step faculty support, and flexible schedules they need to succeed. Plus, Loyola’s School of Nursing is consistently ranked by both U.S. News and World Report as one of the premier nursing schools in the country.
 


Loyola focuses on enhancing your talents to the fullest by developing the whole person. This represents the true Jesuit tradition and our number-one priority: quality of education. We instill within you the competencies needed to be successful as well as a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and dedication to the community. Providing the curriculum and expert support of a top-ranked university, Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing prepares working nurses like yourself for critical leadership roles in the health care industry, evident by a proven legacy that spans more than 30 years.
 
Since 2012, Loyola’s online nursing graduate school has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.” The program is also top ranked in:
 
-   Faculty Credentials and Training
-   Student Engagement
-   Student Services and Technology
 
Advance your career, earn a better salary, and provide superior care in a specialized role by earning your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) through Loyola University New Orleans’ online program. Choose from three concentrations—Health Care Systems Management, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Nurse Educator—each with unique curricula designed for in-demand careers.


The online traditional RN-MSN - Nursing Leadership is a program for nurses with an associate's degree in nursing. At the successful completion of this specially arranged undergraduate curriculum below, you will be awarded your BSN.
 


The online RN-MSN Bridge Program is a program for nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's degree. The Bridge element is only one semester long making it one of the shortest bridge to MSN programs available and consists of 2- 3 credit hour courses.
 


What They’re Known For
Loyola focuses on enhancing your talents to the fullest by developing the whole person. This represents the true Jesuit tradition and our number-one priority: quality of education. We instill within you the competencies needed to be successful as well as a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and dedication to the community. Providing the curriculum and expert support of a top-ranked university, Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing prepares working nurses like yourself for critical leadership roles in the health care industry, evident by a proven legacy that spans more than 30 years.

Unique Opportunities

  • Online program: typically, only three campus visits required
  • Loyola is a regionally and CCNE-accredited traditional university
  • Dedicated School of Nursing librarian ready to help you with research
  • Since 2012, Loyola has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs”
  • Step-by-step support from a dedicated network of credentialed faculty and accomplished alumni who are ready to help you achieve your goals
  • Personal Support Center that offers 24/7 technical support
  • A rich Jesuit history of academic excellence, value-centered education of the whole person, and a commitment to lifelong learning, social justice, and service

Why We Love Loyola
Loyola’s online nursing programs offer aspiring nurse practitioners and executive nurse leaders the academic resources, step-by-step faculty support, and flexible schedules they need to succeed. Plus, Loyola’s School of Nursing is consistently ranked by both U.S. News and World Report as one of the premier nursing schools in the country.


Loyola University offers two career concentrations and two entry points into the DNP program: BSN-to-DNP, which offers the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, and MSN-to-DNP, with the option of Nurse Practitioner or Executive Nurse Leader concentration.