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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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    National American University - Roueche Graduate Center

    The goal of earning a master’s degree should be defined by you, not by your circumstances. No matter which path you’ve chosen, a graduate degree can help you advance with your current organization, explore opportunities with a new company, or even start fresh in a new industry. When you earn your master's degree, you’re opening new opportunities for career development that can make a difference for you and your family. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Care Coordination
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

     
    Dallas Nursing Institute

    Dallas Nursing Institute is a nonprofit institution rooted in the belief that all students deserve quality instruction and guidance as they begin their quest for a professional nursing career. The instructors are highly-qualified and dedicated to making your educational experience a positive one.

    Programs Offered:
    • Associate Degree of Nursing
    • Vocational Nursing

     
    West Coast University

    Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.

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

     
    Maryville University

    Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

    Programs Offered:
    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

     
    University of Cincinnati Online
    Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.
    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

     
    South College
    Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.
    Programs Offered:
    • BS Nursing
    • BS Nursing (RN/BSN)
    • CERT Medical Assisting
    • And more...

     
    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:
    • Vocational Nursing
    • 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

     
    South University, Online Programs

    Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing (RN to BSN)
    • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
    • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
    • And more...

     
    Keiser University Graduate School

    For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Nursing

     
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