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Online nursing degrees

Make more of your nursing career

Our online nursing degree programs help you elevate from RN to prepare for new career opportunities. Learn the theory and practice of contemporary nursing and how to apply your skills to the quality and safety of patient care.

Learn more about the online bachelor's, master's and doctoral nursing degrees at University of Phoenix.

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Take your nursing skills to the next level

00:00 (ambient music) 00:03 - Gain the competency and skills 00:04 to become part of a life-saving team 00:06 with our online nursing degrees. 00:08 With salaries growing for this in-demand field, 00:11 now is the time to take your RN to the next level 00:14 without putting your career on hold. 00:16 Areas of growth include registered nurses 00:18 and nurse practitioners. 00:20 At University of Phoenix, 00:22 our career-focused College of Nursing 00:24 will help you do even more for your patients 00:27 with RN-to-BSN programs, 00:29 several MSN programs with multiple areas of practice, 00:32 plus our nursing bridge option. 00:35 If you have professional nursing experience, 00:37 our competency-based RN-to-BSN can be completed 00:40 in less than 12 months for under $10,000, 00:44 saving you time and money. 00:46 Our degrees are accredited and aligned to industry standards 00:50 so you can be sure you're gaining education and skills 00:53 to achieve your nursing goals, and our courses are taught 00:56 by accomplished nursing professionals. 00:58 Enrolling is easy. 01:00 There's no application fee, 01:01 no SAT or GMAT test requirements, 01:04 and no out-of-pocket cost for transcripts. 01:06 We request them for you. 01:08 If you have eligible transfer credits, 01:10 we'll work with you to get the credit you deserve. 01:12 This means you can save nearly 73% on your bachelors degree. 01:15 Plus, with up to 18 opportunities a year to start, 01:19 you can begin your degree when you're ready. 01:21 Take your nursing experience to the next level 01:24 with one of our online nursing degrees. 01:27 (music fades)

Why earn your nursing degree online with us?

Whether you’re interested in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), you can take one nursing degree online course at a time to help you balance real life and school life. You can also enroll in our Nursing Bridge Program, which is designed for RNs who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, to help working nurses more quickly earn their MSN — in turn, saving time and money.

Earn your RN to BSN degree faster

When you transfer 87 credits from your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) as part of the 3 + 1 Transfer Pathway Program, you can complete our Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 14 months.

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, fixed tuition  

We’ve lowered tuition and locked it in for the duration of your online nursing degree program. So, you can count on your tuition to be as dependable as your education.

Accreditation that matters  

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education , 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- or 6-week course in our associate, bachelor's and master's programs.

Build skills on your way to your degree

Meet your college deans

Our college deans focus on developing a career-relevant curriculum. They bring industry experience to the classroom and lead a faculty of academic professionals with one goal in mind—to help you earn the skills you need to pursue your career.

Raelene Brooks, Dean

Raelene Brooks, PhD, RN

Dean, College of Nursing

Patrick LaRose, Associate Dean

Patrick LaRose, DNP, RN

Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Doctoral Studies, College of Nursing

Linnea Axman, Associate Dean

Linnea Axman, DNP, DrPH, RN

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Nursing

Jennifer W.

I persevered and, in the end, my master’s degree provided me additional education and background to aid me in my professional role.”

Jennifer W.  |  2018

Master of Science in Nursing

I persevered and, in the end, my master’s degree provided me additional education and background to aid me in my professional role.”

Frequently asked questions

There are multiple types of nurses including Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Registered Nurses (RNs). All have various specialties and require different training and licensing for their specific fields. 

RNs are professional nurses who have direct responsibility for patients within medical practice supervision. They perform patient assessment, develop nursing diagnoses, create plans of care, implement the care plan, and continuously evaluate the patient’s response to the plan. 

After becoming an RN, some decide to further their education. That’s where the University of Phoenix comes in. 

We offer various levels of advanced nursing degrees for a student with an RN:

  • Two RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, one being competency-based
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with four concentrations to choose from
  • Post Master’s Certificate programs for administrators and educators 
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

While widely available, not all nursing degree programs or courses are available in all locations. Please check with a University enrollment representative.

Here’s how long it can take to complete post-licensure, graduate and doctoral programs for RNs (with active and unencumbered licenses):

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
    • Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): approximately 14 months when you transfer your ADN
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP): approximately 2.5 years
    • Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Administration (MSN/ADM): approximately 21 months
    • Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education (MSN/NED): approximately 21 months
    • Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics (MSN/INF): approximately 21 months
  • Post Master’s Graduate Certificates
    • Post Master’s Nursing Administrators Certificate: approximately 9 months
    • Post Master’s Nursing Educators Certificate: approximately 9 months
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): approximately 2 years

Yes! You can take all our nursing programs online.

There are a lot of helpful and informative nursing resources for potential students. Here are just a few: 

Nurses with advanced degrees can contribute in innovative ways. They can also be educationally prepared to pursue new opportunities in the areas of leadership, systems thinking, evidence-based practice, health policy and teamwork.

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.