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Online Nursing Degrees

Make an Impact in the Field of Nursing

Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your career or are just starting out, the online nursing programs at Carlow University provide a flexible, student-centered learning environment that will prepare you to deliver compassionate, high-quality patient care.

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Online Nursing Degrees Overview

100% Online

The flexible online format allows you to take classes and complete coursework around your own schedule and at your own pace.

Student-Centered Learning

Our expert faculty is focused on working collaboratively with students to meet the needs of each learner and prepare them for a rewarding career.

Generous Transfer Policy

Bring your previous credits with you and finish your degree program as quickly as possible.

Deepen Your Passion for Helping Others

The healthcare field is changing fast, and nurses have a greater opportunity to make a difference than ever — from the intensive care unit to the boardroom. Carlow University’s online nursing degree programs provide an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the industry and make a difference in the lives of many.

The online nursing programs at Carlow University are designed with working professionals in mind. Our flexible formats allow to you study when and where is most convenient so you can complete your coursework around your other responsibilities and obligations.

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Online Nursing Degree Programs

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11-16 months Duration

120 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • 100% online
  • CCNE-accredited
  • 8 core nursing courses
  • Generous transfer credit policy
  • Employer and partnership tuition assistance opportunities

Expand your career potential with the online RN to BSN program at Carlow University. The program is available to registered nurses with active nursing licenses. Graduates are ready to make an impact in the healthcare community.

The rigorous curriculum focuses on a broad range of topics including evidence-based practice, nursing research and leadership skills. Thanks to Carlow’s generous transfer policy, students can graduate in as little as 11 months.

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Online

3 years Duration

60 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CCNE- and IACBE-accredited
  • 100% online
  • Advanced business training
  • Evidence-based, learner-centered curriculum

Develop the business knowledge you need to advance your healthcare career with Carlow’s MSN – MBA program. This 100% online degree program provides the unique opportunity to sharpen your advanced nursing management skills, gain administrative expertise and equip yourself with the business know-how to be a leader in today’s environment.

The program is designed for working nurses who want to create positive organizational change. The curriculum consists of 22 courses and 60 credits.

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Online

20 months Duration

33 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CCNE-accredited
  • Accelerated MSN to DNP option
  • Capstone experiences
  • Advanced nursing leadership preparation

Advance your career and learn the skills to train future nurses with the online MSN in nursing education and leadership program from Carlow University. You’ll graduate ready to become a compassionate and ethical nurse educator and shape the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Taught by an experienced faculty, the courses offered in the MSN in nursing education and leadership will challenge you to improve healthcare quality and have an impact on the nursing field. You also have the opportunity to take doctoral-level courses if you want to start working toward your DNP.

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Online

2.5 years Duration

49 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • FNP licensure preparation
  • CCNE-accredited
  • 100% online
  • Comprehensive clinical experience
  • Evidence-based curriculum

Carlow University’s CCNE-accredited online MSN FNP program has the reputation for producing highly qualified and prepared nurses. This comprehensive program equips you with the clinical knowledge, training and confidence necessary to become a successful family nurse practitioner.

The flexible online curriculum is taught by our expert faculty who are still practicing in their fields and is made up of 24 classes equalling 49 credit hours. Students must also complete 600 clinical hours, along with a brief, hands-on residency.

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Online

2.5 years Duration

49 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • WHNP licensure preparation
  • CCNE-accredited
  • 100% online
  • Comprehensive clinical experience
  • Evidence-based curriculum

Learn to meet the unique needs of female patients with Carlow University’s CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program. Through a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty, you’ll develop the skills necessary to address the growing need for women’s health professionals.

The curriculum consists of 24 online classes totaling 49 credit hours and 600 clinical hours and brief, hands-on residency. It will prepare you to sit for the NCC national board certification. Many students also choose to pursue advanced degrees such as DNP or Ph.D.

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Online

25 months Duration

36 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CCNE-accredited
  • Supportive, cohort model
  • Tuition assistance available
  • Flexible, low-residency online format

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to impact healthcare and make changes in your chosen area of expertise. Carlow University’s online DNP program provides a unique opportunity to gain the experience you need to advance your nursing career while having the ability to continue working.

Delivered in an interactive online classroom with synchronous components, the online DNP program is taught by expert and supportive faculty, who equip you with the skills to navigate the challenging healthcare environment and serve as an exceptional advocate for your patients.

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Online

2 years Duration

17-35 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CCNE-accredited
  • AANP or ANCC board certification preparation
  • 100% online
  • Licensed and non-licensed nurse practitioners accepted
  • Comprehensive clinical experience

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a licensed family nurse practitioner with Carlow University’s online FNP certificate program. You’ll be prepared to sit for NCC board certification and deliver compassionate, ethical care to your patients.

The curriculum is designed for those who hold a master’s degree and taught by experienced, attentive faculty and uses the evidence-based, scholar-practitioner model. The online FNP certificate program includes 525-600 clinical hours and can be completed in as little as three semesters.

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Online

2 years Duration

18-35 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CCNE-accredited
  • AANP or ANCC board certification preparation
  • 100% online
  • Licensed and non-licensed nurse practitioners accepted
  • Comprehensive clinical experience

Carlow University’s Post-Master’s Certificate in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program will provide you with the skills necessary to address the unique needs of female patients. Through clinical training, you’ll be prepared for board certification as a women’s health nurse practitioner.

Carlow’s curriculum is designed for those who already have a master’s degree and taught by experienced and supportive faculty and includes between 525 and 600 clinical hours. You’ll graduate prepared to become a leader in the in-demand field of women’s health.

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What Can I Do with a Nursing Degree?

An online nursing degree from Carlow University opens a variety of doors depending on your experience and career goals. Whether you want to expand your knowledge and opportunities with our RN to BSN program, develop the skills to become a healthcare leader with a DNP or learn to deliver specialized care in our FNP programs, there is a path for you.

Here is a closer look at potential careers:

  • Registered nurse: $75,330/year1
  • Nurse manager: $104,280/year2
  • Nurse practitioner: $117,670/year3

Nursing by the Numbers

194,500 Openings for registered nurses each year1

9% Projected growth of employment of registered nurses by 20301

$75,330 Median annual wage for registered nurses1

FAQs

You may incur costs beyond tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and other fees. Take these costs into consideration as you budget for your education. 

Yes, but it can vary depending on your program. Request more information to find out how many credits you can transfer. 

Some of our programs are offered in a low residency, hybrid format. Explore your specific program of interest to view available formats.

To apply for one of the programs, submit your application and transcripts, along with any other required information. Apply now.

At Carlow, we offer three start dates throughout the year, in January, May and August.