Online Nursing Programs
Nursing schools across the country offer a variety of online nursing programs for individuals who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). All of these programs, however, target a specific student type.
When it comes to online nursing degrees for non-nurses, you can apply to an Accelerated BSN program or a Direct Entry MSN program. To be eligible for either program, you must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree (e.g., accounting, biology, marketing, psychology) and a solid cumulative grade point average. Some ABSN programs will also accept students who have a minimum of 65 non-nursing college credits.
ABSN and Direct Entry MSN programs build on your existing college education to make an accelerated transition into nursing possible. ABSN programs range in length, with 16 months being the most common time frame. Most Direct Entry MSN programs take fewer than two years to complete.
Not 100% Online
Whether you’re pursuing a BSN or MSN by way of an online accelerated nursing program, it’s important to note that it’s impossible to earn your degree 100% online. In other words, these are hybrid programs that blend online coursework with hands-on nursing labs and in-person clinical rotations.
The online coursework sets the foundation for your nursing education. You take what you learn online and apply that knowledge during your nursing labs and clinical rotations.
We partner with private nursing schools that offer online nursing programs. So if you’re interested in this type of accelerated learning path, complete our online form to have an admissions representative contact you.
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