Online Nursing Degrees, Schools, Programs & Courses

Masters in Nursing Online Degree Programs
(RN to MSN)

University of Phoenix Online

Yes, you can earn your Masters in Nursing online while maintaining your career and personal life. At the University of Phoenix Online, our degree programs are specifically designed for busy working professionals just like you. Our innovative format provides unparalleled convenience and flexibility in the pursuit of your education.

Online Masters of Science in Nursing

The MSN program is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of registered nurses. The online masters degree program is also designed for those nurses who want to pursue more advanced positions in today’s challenging health care environment. The online masters of Nursing degree program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts necessary to successfully work within the structure, culture, and mission of any size health care organization or educational setting.

The graduate nursing degree program consists of three major areas: the core, the major, and the cognate. The core incorporates the major foci of a Master of Science in Nursing degree: the theory of Nursing, ethical Nursing issues, and the influence of Nursing research on the advanced practice of Nursing. The major includes advanced course work in Nursing: management of families and aggregates, administration, and education. The cognate includes course work concerning today’s health care environment: health care infrastructure, health care finance and data based decision making.

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management

The MSN/MBA/HCM program is designed to provide nurses with a unique blend of advanced nursing and business management skills needed to manage today's innovative health care delivery systems. The program combines essentials from both degree programs to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance and support patient services. The MBA/HCM program emphasizes the identification, analysis, and solution of complex management problems that require technical understanding and balanced decision making. Although a functional knowledge of accounting, finance, and management underlies the program, equal attention is given to the development of report writing, oral reporting, and group process skills.

Students develop additional expertise in the solution of persistent management problems through the completion of an applied management science project which relates the student's professional interests or responsibilities to the goal of improved managerial functioning. The applied management science project, therefore, serves not only to provide a vehicle for the application of theory to practice, but also serves to demonstrate that MBA/HCM candidate can perform in a variety of sophisticated management roles in a health care environment with the confidence and self-discipline expected of the MBA/HCM program graduate.


Walden University


For over 30 years, Walden University has been helping adult learners earn graduate degrees to advance their careers and enrich their lives.

Our adult learning programs include convenient online Ph.D., master's and bachelor's degrees. In the tradition of Walden education, the online learning programs allow students to receive instruction from distinguished faculty, while earning a respected degree.

Online Masters of Science in Nursing

The M.S. in Nursing focuses on developing leaders to fill critical roles in the nursing field. Learn key leadership skills to help you improve patient services, or acquire pedagogical knowledge to enable you to impact the next generation of nurses.

Specializations include:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Education

California State University

CSU Dominguez Hills offers students throughout the world an opportunity to earn seven academic degrees and five certificates without ever coming to campus. Courses are taught using online websites and, in some cases, TV/Internet broadcasts.

  • MS Nursing (MSN)
University of St. Francis

The Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of St. Francis focuses on expanding students' nursing knowledge to prepare them for an advanced practice role. The intensive program emphasizes hands-on learning, faculty guidance that fosters professionalism, and creating a strong health care career network. By integrating education, practice, and research the program ensures that student acquire the knowledge necessary to address the critical health care issues of the future.

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)