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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.


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.


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).


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.





Our mission is to train top tier clinicians. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because we believe nursing goes beyond science. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

 The Clinical Nurse Leader specialization focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill this new and evolving role, such as evaluating patient outcomes, assessing risk, and coordinating with other health care professionals to ensure high quality care. The program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam. Even those students who are not interested in the CNL position can benefit from the integrated knowledge offered in this specialization.


Our mission is to train top tier clinicians. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because we believe nursing goes beyond science. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

The Nursing education specialization is designed to complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of the faculty. Nurse educators are found in both schools of nursing along with hospitals and related healthcare organizations. This program prepares Students to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Exam.


Online: Consolidated RN - BSN - MSN. A compassionate human connection with each patient. You’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse. Now there’s a program to take you to the BSN level quality conscious employers are seeking, but it doesn’t stop there. The Sacred Heart online combined bachelor’s and master’s of nursing program was specifically designed to help working nurses go from RN-BSN-MSN in one continuous course of study. Our mission is to train top tier clinicians in evidence-based practice.

Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected by healthcare leaders seeking a Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Additionally, SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the U.S. in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.  Learn how to provide and ensure quality care from a systemic and departmental perspective in preparation for leadership positions on the administrative side of nursing.


This graduate degree is for nurses who want to hone their clinical expertise and take on the challenge of identifying and instituting more effective methods of patient care. The skills learned can be applied to most clinical settings, including: hospitals, doctors' offices, rehabilitation centers, hospices and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. The curriculum prepares students for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam.

Saint Xavier's School of Nursing has been designated as a Center of Excellence in nursing education by the National League for Nursing for a second consecutive three-year term, effective through 2013. SXU is among one of only 17 nursing programs in the country that have been awarded this prominent designation.

The School of Nursing at Saint Xavier was also ranked #6 on The Best Colleges Top 10 list of Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs.


This program gives nurses the high-level perspective and critical skills needed to manage a nursing department or unit. Coursework covers vital aspects of an administrative role including: assessment and implementation of quality and safety measurements, budgeting, project management, strategic planning and patient communications. The curriculum prepares students for Nurse Executive, Advanced certification exam (NEA-BC).

Saint Xavier's School of Nursing has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the National League of Nursing for a second consecutive three-year term, effective through 2013. SXU is among one of only 17 nursing programs in the country that have been awarded this prominent designation.

The School of Nursing at Saint Xavier was also ranked Sixth on The Best Colleges Top 10 Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programs List for 2011-2012.


Online Master of Science in Nursing students at Our Lady of the Lake University can choose a leadership-oriented concentration in Nurse Administration to prepare for careers as nurse managers or other leadership positions in the increasingly technologically and organizationally diverse healthcare industry.

Today’s nurse leaders are being called on to do more than ever before—from balancing budgets to coordinating with other medical professionals. This specialization features an emphasis on interdisciplinary leadership that you can apply to a wide variety of healthcare settings, while a modern examination of ethical, legal and financial forces in the nursing profession will give you the administrative skills and knowledge to succeed at the highest levels.


A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is the key to opportunity in nursing education. This specialization will prepare you for a variety of educational roles in both clinical and academic settings, whether you are preparing other nurses to thrive in their profession or are teaching patients how to care for themselves and prevent disease.

From curriculum development to student evaluation, you’ll learn the skills to be an effective nurse educator in a variety of settings, whether you work as an adjunct professor, clinical instructor, patient educator, or full-time professor. The curriculum also incorporates the ways different cultures perceive and experience healthcare and education, ensuring that nurse educators meet the learning needs and expectations of their audience. The online program is delivered by a veteran team of nursing professors with extensive experience both in patient care and nursing education.


Our mission is to train top tier clinicians. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because we believe nursing goes beyond science. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.
 
The specialization is designed to prepare you for nursing leadership positions involving administrative responsibility. You'll learn how to use business and information management, integration of finances, and program evaluation as tools to provide effective and efficient care.
 
Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon.
Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon. (Italics)Our mission is to train top tier clinicians. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because we believe nursing goes beyond science. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.
 
The specialization is designed to prepare you for nursing leadership positions involving administrative responsibility. You'll learn how to use business and information management, integration of finances, and program evaluation as tools to provide effective and efficient care.
 
Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon. (Italics)


Nursing@USC — the Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Southern California School of Social Work — is preparing a new kind of family nurse practitioner (FNP) who will address both the biomedical and social factors affecting patient health.

Through a first-of-its-kind integration of nursing and social work education, the program trains FNPs to deliver care across the life span in a variety of primary care settings.

Eligible applicants are registered nurses who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least one year of clinical experience.

The Nursing@USC Curriculum

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Nursing@USC program features a curriculum grounded in evidence-based practice that explores how social determinants — the conditions in which people live, learn, work and play — affect health and well-being.

Nursing@USC prepares FNPs to:

  • Understand how social determinants such as poverty, injustice and broken human relationships can have an impact on health and well-being, and how to incorporate these factors in diagnosis and treatment as well as research and policy.
  • Appreciate that human relationships are fundamental to well-being, and recognize that diversity and sensitivity to cultural and social differences are central elements in promoting health.
  • Advocate on patients’ behalf while leading broader social change that improves health outcomes for vulnerable groups.


How Nursing@USC Students Learn

Nursing@USC’s unique learning experience allows aspiring FNPs across the United States to earn a USC education without relocating.

The program blends face-to-face online classes with in-person learning experiences on USC’s campus and at clinical sites near students’ communities. All classes are designed and taught by USC’s world-class faculty, who are experienced and respected nurse practitioners.

Students have the flexibility of earning their degree either full time or part time within 21 or 33 months.