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Schools in the USA

Nursing Programs In America

Credential
  • Bachelor of Science (BS/ SB)

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health (BSEH)

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)


  • Program length
  • 4 years for bachelor's degree

  • 2 years for associate's degree

  • 1-3 years for diplomas

  • 12-52 weeks for certificate


  • Entry
  • Bachelor's degree - direct entry; entry after 1 or 2 year of college-level study

  • Associate's degree - direct entry

  • Diploma/ Certificate - direct entry


  • Areas of Study
  • General health studies, nursing

  • Specialization areas include acute care, chronic care, occupational health and safety, environmental health science, practical nursing, physical therapy, gerontology, anesthesia, dietetics/nutrition, hospice and home care, preventive care, psychiatric nursing, addictions/ detox, adult and pediatric care, women's health, midwifery, oncology, family planning, community health and health maintenance.


  • Special Features
  • hands-on learning experience at partner hospitals and other health institutions

  • co-op/ internship/ clinical placement


  • Nursing is a broader field than you might think, encompassing various undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs relating to health protection, diagnosis, treatment and therapy. The range of university degrees reflects--and opens--potential career options.

    At the university and 4-year college level, baccalaureate nursing programs provide high school graduates with a solid foundation in health care, including hospice care, preventive care and health maintenance. Because nursing deals with people, and how to understand and relate to people, the curriculum generally also covers general learning - humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, business, psychology, sociology, ethics and nutrition. Many universities will offer courses designed specifically for students with prior education and experience in the field.

    There are a range of possible specializations in nursing, and several degree options, including the Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (BSEH). Within these are further possibilities for finding something that speaks to your interests and aptitudes. For instance, you can focus on acute care, chronic care, practical nursing, gerontology, nutrition, hospice and home care, preventive care, psychiatric nursing, addictions/ detox, adult and pediatric care, women's health, midwifery, oncology, family planning, community health and health maintenance.

    To find the right university or 4-year college program, your first stop should be Colleges or Schools of Nursing, but have a look also at Public Health and Health Sciences for other options. Graduates in nursing fields are prepared to go on to graduate studies or into the job market.

    Universities aren't your only options for nursing, though. Two-year colleges also offer Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, diplomas and certificates in areas like practical nursing and dietetics, and private career colleges offer associate degree programs as well as bridge programs for licensed practical nurses (LPN) to become registered nurses (RN). Articulation agreements between institutions allow students to transfer credits from an Associate Degree in Nursing to a bachelor's program. Upon completion of the associate's degree, individuals are academically and clinically prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

    Whichever program you choose, you will be sure to get an interdisciplinary and hands-on education. Nursing programs generally focus on the practical application of theoretical sciences learning to lab and field-work situations. An education in nursing will have you ready to handle the many different needs of different kinds of patients.

    Schools

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    Platt College Oklahoma
    Pursue your education with Platt College (Oklahoma).
    Programs Offered:
    • Practical Nursing-(AOS) [LPN]
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    Institute of Technology
    You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.
    Programs Offered:
    • Practical Nursing
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    Florida Career College
    Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing RN
    • Patient Care Technician (10-month diploma program)
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    Grand Canyon University
    There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
    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)
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    Thomas More College
    Thomas More College
    Programs Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

     
    UEI College
    At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.
    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)

     
    Kaplan University
    Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
    Programs Offered:
    • MS in Nursing
    • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
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    South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
    Get hands-on training with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.
    Programs Offered:
    • Medical Assisting

     
    Keiser University Campus

    Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Nursing

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

     
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