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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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.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.