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Online Nursing Programs and Online Healthcare Programs

Become a Competent and Compassionate Healthcare Expert

Carlow University’s online healthcare and nursing degrees offer a well-rounded, ethics-focused education. When you graduate, you’ll be positioned to take on leadership roles and advocate for the advancement of the healthcare profession.

Centered around the values of the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow University’s undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level online nursing programs make you more aware of yourself as a person, a learner and a healthcare provider while working toward a just and compassionate world.

Learn from attentive, caring expert faculty who will guide you in the pursuit of your goals as you take part in comprehensive and engaging online coursework. Upon completion, you’ll have the skills you need to use evidence-based practice, informatics and collaborative communication for the delivery of safe, quality care.

Online Nursing Programs

Our online nursing programs feature experienced instructors and engaging, up-to-date curriculum.

Nursing Practice, DNP

Lead healthcare transformation when you graduate in just 15 months from our CCNE-accredited DNP program.


Gain the advanced administrative skills and expertise needed to be an impactful leader in nursing with an MSN – MBA dual degree.

Education and Leadership, MSN

A CCNE-accredited online MSN in Nursing Education and Leadership degree prepares you to be a changemaker in both nursing education and nursing leadership.

Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Deliver ethical and compassionate patient-centered care when you graduate from our CCNE-accredited nurse practitioner program.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Become a clinical expert who serves as a leader in the field of women’s health in our CCNE-accredited nurse practitioner program.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate

Help prevent illness and care for patients throughout their lives with this advanced nursing credential designed for those who already hold an MSN.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Certificate

Specialize in the unique needs of women when you earn this advanced nursing credential. The program is designed for learners who already hold an MSN.


The 100 percent online, CCNE-accredited RN-BSN degree at Carlow helps RNs become leaders in their chosen specialty areas in as few as 11 months. RN license required.

Online Healthcare Programs

Prepare to be a healthcare leader and provide responsible, high-quality patient care.

Healthcare Data Analytics, BS

The online BS in Healthcare Data Analytics helps you gain the clinical and statistical skills necessary to succeed in the growing world of healthcare data analysis.

Healthcare Management, BS

The online BS in Healthcare Management allows you to launch or accelerate your career in healthcare leadership with a firm knowledge base in business and a solid understanding of the healthcare system.

Respiratory Therapy, BS

The respiratory therapy bachelor’s degree completion program provides flexibility to those working full time as respiratory therapists with CRT or RRT credentials and can be completed in as few as 18 months.

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Career Outlook: Prepare for Today’s Healthcare Positions

Employment in healthcare occupations is predicted to grow 15 percent between 2019 and 2029, which is much faster than average.1 The need for medical and healthcare managers will increase a staggering 32 percent in the same time frame.2 Some job titles include the following:

  • Critical care specialist
  • Nurse manager
  • Clinical education manager
  • Cardiopulmonary manager

Carlow graduates with advanced nursing and healthcare degrees will be uniquely suited to take on these roles and lead ethically and effectively.

An Education You Can Trust

Faculty: The Expertise and Care You Need

Our highly supportive, expert faculty are proud of the strong relationships they form with each student. We extend our Mercy mission to the student experience, offering understanding, flexibility and support as you pursue your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. You’ll share your learning with a group of students committed to similar goals.

No. The program is asynchronous, 100 percent online and requires limited clinical practicum hours.

Carlow offers a tuition discount of 10 percent for nurses working in healthcare at many institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Allegheny Health Network, Excela Health and Heritage Valley HealthCare Systems.

Most students complete the program in three years.

Yes. Our program is CCNE accredited.

The program is $568 per credit hour. Find out more about tuition, fees and financial aid.

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