Nursing Programs

Nursing is a growing and dynamic profession. Technology and other evolving factors have contributed to the growth and development of many areas of nursing practice, including non-clinical positions as well. In order to keep up with the fast pace of technology and the increased need for nursing professionals, many schools – both online and traditional institutions – have expanded their enrollment and new nursing programs have been established.

If you’re interested in joining the nursing profession or want to further your education beyond an R.N. license, our lists of nursing programs below will help you get started. Each page provides a wealth of information including certification requirements by state, salary data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a list of nursing degree programs in your area, both online and on-site.

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List of Nursing Programs by Degree Level

An MSN was the standard for becoming a nurse practitioner. However, many states have been slowly moving towards the DNP degree as the required credential for nurse practitioners. It is important that you research your state and field requirements in order to become fully qualified for your desired position.

Master of Science in Nursing

  • MSN – Acute Care: This is a master’s degree that teaches how to provide short-term, often urgent, medical care and treatment to patients.
  • MSN – Adult Nursing: An MSN in adult nursing prepares students for treating the injuries and conditions found in adult patients.
  • MSN – Adult Psychiatric Care: This is a master’s degree that helps prepare nurses to treat and care for the psychological state and ailments of adult patients as well as providing care associated with the stages of aging.
  • MSN – Family Nursing: This degree trains nurses to handle situations where care is needed for a family member, or when multiple family members develop the same illness.
  • MSN – Psychiatric Nursing: This is a master’s degree that helps prepare nurses to treat and care for the psychological state and ailments of their patients.
  • MSN – Women’s Health: This degree prepares students to provide treatment and assistance to women of all ages, particularly primary health care needs.
  • MSN – Nurse Midwifery: This is an MSN program that helps prepare nurses to assist and care for women during all states of pregnancy: pre-conception, gestation, and delivery.
  • MSN – Infection Prevention & Control: This MSN program trains nurses to handle the prevention and control of disease and infection in both community health and healthcare delivery.
  • MSN – Nurse Informatics: This program trains students to tackle the management of information and communication in providing health care, improving efficiency, reducing costs, and raising the speed and quality of care.

MSN Bridge Programs

  • BSN to MSN Bridge Programs: BSN to MSN programs offer an accelerated path to getting a master’s degree in nursing for those who already possess their bachelor’s degree and RN credentials.
  • RN to BSN to MSN Bridge Programs: RN to BSN to MSN programs are designed for registered nurses who have yet to obtain their BSN and MSN degree.
  • RN to MSN Bridge Programs: RN to MSN programs offer an accelerated path to getting a master’s degree in nursing for those who possess their RN credentials and a bachelor’s degree in another field of healthcare.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP Bridge Programs

  • BSN to DNP Bridge Programs: BSN to DNP programs are for students who possess their BSN and RN credentials and want to obtain both an MSN and DNP degree.
  • MSN to DNP Bridge Programs: MSN to DNP programs offer an accelerated curriculum for nurses who already have their MSN degree.

List of Nursing Programs in the United States and D.C. Area

Titles and even the criteria for a particular field of nursing can vary greatly from state to state. Please use the links below to learn more about the general requirements for becoming a nurse practitioner in your state of residence.

Alabama Indiana Nebraska South Carolina
Alaska Iowa Nevada South Dakota
Arizona Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
Arkansas Kentucky New Jersey Texas
California Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Colorado Maine New York Vermont
Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio Washington, D.C.
Georgia Minnesota Oklahoma West Virginia
Hawaii Mississippi Oregon Wisconsin
Idaho Missouri Pennsylvania Wyoming
Illinois Montana Rhode Island

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