Secure your career. Change healthcare.

You may have noticed that recently, there’s a higher educational bar to get a nursing job or a promotion. In fact, a lifelong nursing career can no longer be built on an R.N. credential alone. The industry’s focus on evidence-based practice demands a B.S.N. or bachelor’s, at the very least. Additionally, new healthcare technologies and rapid policy changes have opened entirely new career paths for nurses. Now is the perfect time to advance your nursing degree with Nova Southeastern University. With fully CCNE-accredited2 programs, and the designation as one of the Best Online Graduate Nursing Degrees from U.S. News & World Report, our online and on-ground nursing programs are sure to meet your needs.


“I chose NSU for my B.S.N. because of its reputation. It has the highest accreditation of the CCNE and they personalize the classes. Our professors are wonderful and offer a lot of support.”

- Laura London

Degree Options

At Nova Southeastern, you’ll learn the latest in healthcare research and how to solve healthcare problems creatively. By graduation, you’ll know exactly how you can provide the best care in any setting. Most importantly, you’ll learn to manage constant industry change while always ensuring your patients come first. Our programs are designed to meet you where you are in your career right now, and to pave the path to a nursing career that grows with you.

R.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

As an R.N., you’re already halfway to this important credential. Many top hospitals and surgical centers already require their nurses to have a B.S.N. for entry-level positions — they aren't waiting for Vision 2020.
After completing just 12 courses, offered conveniently online or on-ground at our campus locations, you’re prepared to work in your healthcare setting of choice and earn more in your career.

R.N. to Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

The R.N. to M.S.N. degree will save you time and money. Rather than completing each credential separately, the R.N. to M.S.N. program eliminates an entire semester of courses and puts you to work faster in your chosen career. Once your undergraduate work is complete, you'll begin a specialization from the M.S.N. degree to match your career goals. Students can choose to complete their first semester of coursework online or on-campus with the balance of the curriculum completed 100% online. This program can be completed in just eight semesters or less.​

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Our non clinical Master of Science in Nursing degree, with three concentrations, supports nurses seeking leadership, technology and educational roles in healthcare. The 100% online M.S.N. program is designed for professional nurses with current licensure. For those without a B.S.N., NSU’s College of Nursing offers a bridge course, allowing those with a bachelor’s degree in a closely-related field to enter the M.S.N. program. So, whether you hold a BSN or another credential, we welcome you.

Choose from Three Concentrations:

  1. Nursing Education
  2. Executive Nurse Leadership
  3. Nursing Informatics

In just 12 courses, you’re able to step into these roles with confidence and valuable experience.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

As a D.N.P. student, you’ll identify healthcare problems that need practical solutions. Then, you’ll break down complex research and devise strategies and programs that solve those challenges. NSU's D.N.P curriculum is designed with 100% of coursework in an online format and a two-day Summer Institute. It can be completed in as little as 6 semesters and we offer a transition course for those without an M.S.N. Graduates are prepared take on research roles and roll out programs to improve the field of healthcare. With four D.N.P. capstone courses to choose from, each student is able to craft their Doctoral experience to their area of interest and specialty.

The Advantages of Nursing at Nova Southeastern

Not to brag, but our students are taught by experts in the field. In addition to teaching you advanced nursing skills, they also help you perfect the soft skills and creative- thought processes that make you a favorite — and effective — nursing leader.

  • High-tech simulation labs immerse you in realistic, clinical situations
  • Small classes provide you more personalized learning opportunities
  • No teaching assistants — faculty are experts in the topics they teach
  • Latest educational technology and teaching practices are implemented

Fully Accredited

  • All nursing degrees are CCNE-accredited2
  • Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges3

2. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
3. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University.