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Top Online Nursing Schools




Following is a list of the top accredited online nursing schools.



University of Phoenix is a nationally accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It provides the following online nursing programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/ Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to BSN
  • MS in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing - Health Care Education
  • MS in Nursing – Informatics
  • MS in Nursing - Health Care Administration
  • MS in Nursing - Master of Health Management
  • MS in Nursing – Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD in Nursing

The College Network is a network assisting students to become registered nurses by getting degrees from online universities that are accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and CCNE. The College Network functions with many online nursing schools to provide the following nursing degrees:
  • Paramedic to RN
  • LPN/LVN to RN - Associate in Nursing
  • LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing
  • RN to MS in Nursing

Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). It is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Its BS in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Iowa Board of Nursing. The school provides the following online nursing degrees:
  • RN to BS in Nursing
  • RN to MS in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing – Informatics
  • MS in Nursing - Nurse Manager
  • MS in Nursing - Nurse Educator


Chamberlain College of Nursing is recognized by the HLC and is a member of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). The BS in nursing and MS in nursing programs are approved by the NLNAC and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The school provides following online nursing degrees:
  • B.S in nursing
  • MS in Nursing - Executive Specialty Track
  • MS in Nursing - Educator Specialty Track
  • MS in Nursing - Informatics Specialty Track
  • MSN & MBA Track Option

Walden University produces leaders and instructors for critical positions in nursing. Its BSN and MSN programs are accredited by CCNE. The school provides the following online nursing degrees:
  • B.S. in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing - RN Track
  • Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) – General


University of Cincinnati provides MS in nursing programs that can also be pursued as accelerated degrees by the students who already hold a degree in another field. The school offers following online nursing degrees.
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing Management
  • MS in Nursing - Nurse Midwifery
  • MS in Nursing - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing - Nurse Educator
  • MS in Nursing – Psychiatric


Capella University offers BSN online program that is accredited by American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), while MSN programs are accredited by Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing. The school offers following degrees.
  • BS in Nursing – RN-to-BSN Completion
  • MS in Nursing - Nurse Educator
  • MS in Nursing - Nurse Educator Bridge


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