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Online Nursing Degrees with Heart

Complete an RN to BSN, RN to MSNMS in NursingFamily Nurse Practitioner graduate degree or Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice at a top-ranked university by U.S. News & World Report.
Application fee waived for all programs during July!*

Advance your career and expand your understanding of patient needs and professional healthcare knowledge. Sacred Heart University offers you five values-driven, online nursing degree programs — an RN to BSN, RN to MSN, a Master’s in Nursing (MSN) with three specialization options, a Family Nurse Practitioner graduate degree, and a Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

You’ll experience a practical curriculum, with interactive personal attention from award-winning faculty. Once you complete your bachelor or master nursing program, you’ll discover more opportunities for leadership and improved outcomes.

Obtain a flexible and quality education accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and named a "Best College" by Princeton Review.

Online Nursing Degrees Offered

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RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Transfer up to 90 credits toward your RN to BS in Nursing degree online. The transformative core curriculum, The Human Journey, takes you beyond the science of nursing so you can:


•     Grow the heart of a healer

•     Make meaningful connections

•     Improve patient outcomes  


Career Information: BSN graduates can earn up to $80,723 annually, based on job responsibilities.


__, BSN Degree Average Salary, accessed March 23, 2015

RN-Bachelor-Master of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN-MSN)

The online RN-BSN-MSN program allows you to save time and money taking graduate courses at the undergraduate level and tuition rate. Choose from three MS in Nursing specializations to tailor your education toward career goals. Now you can:


  • Earn both your BSN and MSN at the same time
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Advance your nursing career
  • Improve patient outcomes


MSN Specializations Offered:


  1. Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  2. Nursing Education
  3. Nursing Management and Executive Leadership


Career Information:


Medical and Health Services Managers: Employment is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 through 2024, earning a median annual wage of $92,810 (2014).


__ U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Nurse Educator: Average salary is $78,242 (assistant professor), but compensation depends on clinical and teaching experience.



Master of Science in Nursing (MS in Nursing)

The online MS in Nursing program offers four specializations to emphasize principled nurse leadership, provide clear and unique career paths, and allow you to customize your MSN to match your professional interests.

1. Clinical Nurse Leader
Get the skills to effectively handle the complex intersection of patient safety, quality of care and costs, and risk assessment, and prepare to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam.

Career Information: Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow by 17 percent from 2014 through 2024, with a median annual wage of $92,810 (2014).

- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

2. Nursing Education
Add teaching and learning strategies to your clinical expertise. The specialization provides an understanding of issues in nursing education, skills in curriculum design and evaluation, and experience in the role of the instructor.

Salary Information: Average salary of a nurse educator is $78,242 (assistant professor), but compensation depends on clinical and teaching experience.


3. Nursing Management and Executive Leadership
Prepare to adopt the necessary leadership principles and practices to assume greater responsibility ensuring effective and efficient care across all levels of a healthcare organization.

Career Information: Employment of top executives is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 through 2024, earning a median annual wage of $102,750 (2014).

- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Learn to provide family-focused care to patients throughout the lifespan, including primary care. Gain the knowledge and skills to pass national certification examinations from the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Career Information: The average salary for nurse practitioners was $101,260 as of May 2015. The highest annual mean wages were in general medical and surgical centers.

- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The online Post-Master's DNP builds on your MSN and equips you with the knowledge to practice and lead at an advanced level. With a DNP, you are able to influence healthcare outcomes at multiple levels.

This program is designed for academically talented nurses who prefer a doctorate with a connection to clinical practice. It also enables you to customize your studies to focus on clinical practice systems and leadership in healthcare.

Career Outlook: Nursing positions requiring a master’s degree brought median pay of $102,670 per year in 2014, with jobs expected to grow 31% by 2024. The Post-Master's DNP positions graduates for higher-income roles to prepare and lead these individuals.

— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Among the Top Universities in the North & Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report (2015)

Included on The Princeton Review edition of The Best 378 Colleges (2015)

“The flexibility of the online format afforded me the opportunity to work full-time and still be an active presence in my home.”
- Daniel H., RN-BSN

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Sacred Heart University is able to offer these online programs to residents of most states in the U.S., but is still awaiting full approval from a few select states. Please consult the State Authorizations page to determine if you are located in a state in which Sacred Heart University can confer an online degree or call us at (877) 791-7181 for any questions.

*Waived application fee offer valid from July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017 for first time applicants of Sacred Heart University's online programs only. A value of $50 dollars per applicant. This waiver is valid for USA residents only. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not a current student. This fee waiver has no cash value unless applied to the application fee. There are no refunds if a student submits payment online; please do not submit payment online after completing your application.