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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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    Fortis Institute

    At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

    * Programs vary by location

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    Programs Offered:
    • Associate Degree in Nursing
    • Medical Assistant

     
    Platt College
    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Vocational Nursing Program*
    • Certified Nurse Assistant

     
    Ross Medical Education Centers
    Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.
    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing - Associate of Applied Science
    • Practical Nursing
    • Medical Assistant

     
    Keiser University Campus

    Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused 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:
    • Associate of Science in Nursing
    • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

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

     
    Institute of Technology

    You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

    For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Practical Nursing
    • Professional Medical Assistant

     
    Mildred Elley

    The mission of Mildred Elley is to provide quality career education and technical training to allow students of diverse educational, cultural and personal backgrounds to become successful in an ever-changing global economy. Mildred Elley strives to afford students quality placement opportunities and instill in all of our graduates a desire for lifelong education and learning.

    Programs Offered:
    • Practical Nurse (LPN)-CERT
    • Clinical Medical Assistant-CERT

     
    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

     
    Ultimate Medical Academy

    Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare career school—and students are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we offer exclusive student services through your career training and beyond, beginning from the time you enroll online or at our campus in Clearwater, FL. We’ll also guide you toward the right program for your goals, and help you understand the affordability of your career training. So let us know you’re interested, and we’ll discuss how UMA can help you succeed.

     

    Gainful employment information can be found at UltimateMedical.edu/gainful-employment and includes information on tuition, loan debt, completion, placement, and occupations.

    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Patient Care Technician
    • Medical Assistant

     
    Lincoln Tech

    Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing (Practical)
    • Medical Assistant

     
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