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Best Online Programs, Grad Nursing 2017. U S News and World Report.
You may have noticed that recently, there’s a higher educational bar to get a nursing job or a promotion. 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 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 University, you’ll learn the latest in health care research and how to solve health care 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.

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Traditional Program – Online

Our Master of Science in Nursing Traditional degree, with three concentrations, supports nurses seeking leadership, informatics and educational roles in health care. The 100% online M.S.N. Traditional program is designed for professional nurses with current licensure. For those without a B.S.N., NSU’s Ron and Kathy Assaf 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 B.S.N. or another credential, we welcome you.

Choose from Three Concentrations:

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

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Program (APRN) – Hybrid Online/On Campus

Our hybrid Master of Science in Nursing APRN degree, with three concentrations, is designed to provide students simulated experiences and directed clinical practice in a specific concentration.

Choose from Three Concentrations:

  1. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) – Palm Beach campus
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) – Palm Beach and Tampa Bay campuses
  3. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) – Miramar and Tampa Bay campuses

The first two semesters are completely online. The FNP & PMHNP programs meets one day every other week starting in the 3rd semester. The AGACNP program meets one day every other week during the 3rd & 4th semester. Starting in the 5th semester they meet once a month.

In as few as 8 semesters, 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 health care 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 three-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 to take on research roles and roll out programs to improve the field of health care. With your D.N.P. project, each student is able to craft their Doctoral experience to their area of interest and specialty.

The Advantages of Nursing at Nova Southeastern University

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, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20002, 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.