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Nursing Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The nursing College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some nursing majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degrees can also have majors or designations which announce the "major," such as Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Diploma and certificate programs do not have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance Certificate in Dietetics) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the associate's degree or diploma/ certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

Schools

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Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University - College of Nursing & Health Care Professions. Online & Campus - Bachelor's and Master's Degrees!
Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
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Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

 
National Career College
Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.
Programs Offered:
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

 
Northcentral University
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

 
Unitek College

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Medical Assisting

 
Saint Xavier University

A Saint Xavier University education is one that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

Programs Offered:
  • Nurse Educator Certificate
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Executive Leadership
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Sacred Heart University - Online

Sacred Heart University offer signature humanistic core principles and degree programs offering interactive learning, personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics.

Programs Offered:
  • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader
  • RN-BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN - Nursing Management and Executive Leadership
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Blake Austin College
Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.
Programs Offered:
  • Vocational Nursing

 
Jacksonville University

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs Offered:
  • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator
  • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)
  • RN to MSN in Clinical Nurse Educator
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Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Programs Offered:
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

 
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