Nursing Degree Types

Bachelor of Science In Nursing

A degree that prepares students in becoming registered nurses (RNs), teaching them to assess health conditions, communicate with health professionals and patients, assist physicians and execute various medical procedures. Upon completing the program, students are  qualified to take the NCLEX-RN exam, the licensing examination for registered nurses.

Masters Of Science in Nursing

An advanced-level postgraduate degree for registered nurses pursued by those who want to gain an advanced level of clinical competence and establish a research base for systematic testing, review, and evaluation of policy change effects.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

A terminal degree in nursing that emphasizes areas that support leadership in nursing , such as quality improvement, systems management,  and data-driven decision making. This degree usually requires applicants to hold a master’s degree in nursing and can be completed in 3 to 6 years.