Earn your Nursing Degree Online

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

If you want an exciting career, personally satisfying and financially rewarding, why not consider a career in nursing? Today’s online nursing degree programs make it more affordable and easier than attending a conventional brick-and-mortar university.

Online RN Degree

Most online schools offer an online RN degree. After their clinical studies, graduates often take their NCLEX licensing exam and find work in hospitals and other health care facilities.

RN to BSN Degree

RN to BSN degree programs—unique to the field of nursing—permit RNs with associate’s degrees or nursing diplomas to earn their BSN. With a BSN, a nurse can work in nearly any specialized field, or take the next step and become a Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife or Nurse Practitioner.

RN to MSN Degree

This program permits RNs to earn their MSN without first obtaining a bachelor's degree. MSN degree program graduates often go on to work in management or nurse education.

Benefits of an Online Nursing Degree Program

Most online nursing degree programs offer affordable tuition and a flexible study plan. Students must still complete their clinical studies in a healthcare facility, under the tutelage of a clinical coach, but they can complete coursework at home on their own time. This makes it easy for professionals to switch careers or advance their study while continuing to work in the healthcare field.