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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."

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Grand Canyon University
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Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
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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)

 
Brightwood College

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Healthcare Assistant

 
University of Saint Mary

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

Programs Offered:
  • MSN: Nursing Education Specialization
  • MSN: Nursing Administrator
  • RN-BSN Degree

 
West Coast University

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN to BSN

 
Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University is a nationally recognized Catholic University that promises students of all diverse backgrounds.

Programs Offered:
  • BS – Nursing (RN – BSN)

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

The University

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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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

 
Post University Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs Offered:
  • B.S. in Nursing: RN to BSN

 
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