Online Nursing Degree Programs

Prelicensure options are also available at select regional locations.

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Undergraduate Nursing Degree Programs

Graduate Nursing Degree and Certificate Programs

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Empowering the Next Generation of Nurses

Purdue Global's nursing school has helped thousands of working adults advance their careers with our comprehensive online nursing programs. Each flexible program is taught by experienced practitioners and designed for working nurses who manage jobs and families.

Our online nursing programs are regularly evaluated to stay current with new technology, treatments, and research. We know that keeping your skills up to date is one of the most effective ways to stay at the forefront of the industry. 

We also understand that nursing degrees can help open the door to a variety of career paths, including patient care, administration, and teaching.*

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Purdue Global are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.CCNEAccreditation.org).

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Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period. There’s no financial obligation.

How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.
  • Tuition Cap

    Save on Tuition With Purdue Global's Tuition Cap

    Pay a fixed amount for your undergraduate degree. Never owe more, even if you repeat a course. Available for select programs.

    How It Works

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    We Offer an Affordable Education for Military Students

    For undergraduate programs, tuition is reduced 55% per credit for current servicemembers and 38% per credit for veterans. Tuition reductions are also available for graduate programs and military spouses.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • Financial Aid

    Learn How to Apply For and Receive Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs. Get answers to common financial aid questions, learn about federal student aid, and get the facts about military Shopping Sheets.

    Financial Aid FAQ

  • Grants

    Determine Your Eligibility for Federal Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available to Purdue Global students.

    Federal and State Grants

  • Transfer Credits

    Finish What You Started

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

    Leverage Your Skills to Earn Your Degree Faster

    Discover pathways to earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Prior Military Experience

    Graduate Sooner With Your Military Experience

    We offer college-level credit for ACE-evaluated military training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

    Credit for Military Training

  • International Tuition Reduction

    We’re Committed to Providing an Affordable Path to Your Degree

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Purdue Global, Your Employer, and You: a Great Partnership

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions and could earn college credit for corporate training programs.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

School of Nursing FAQs

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be required for leadership roles. Graduates must meet state licensing and certification requirements and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse or the NCLEX-PN to become a licensed practical nurse. NCLEX is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please refer to Licensure and State Authorization for information on licensure, state authorizations, and program availability.

†Associate's, Master's, and DNP: Completion times are based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete. For the DNP program, the time to complete the program may vary depending on the number of supervised practice hours you bring into the program at the time of enrollment.

‡This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit the HLC website at HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

§Bachelor's: Completion time based on a full-time student with a prior associate’s degree. Programs will take longer for part-time students, students who take leaves of absence or drop and return, and students with a prior diploma/certificate to complete. The number of required credits may vary depending on individual state education requirements, which could affect how long it will take to complete the program. More than 45% of 2018–2019 graduates completed the program in 18 months or less (Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, August 2019). More than 60% of 2019–2020 graduates completed the program in 18 months or less (Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020).

#MSN-MBA dual degree: Completion time based on a full-time schedule of 17 terms. Program will take longer for part-time students to complete. Students are required to change calendar tracks twice in order to complete the courses required. When this occurs, you may experience a delay of 2 weeks or more between the end of the term and the beginning of the next available term in the alternate calendar.

**Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm; and Most New Jobs, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.