Best Online Nursing Degree Programs

Nurse posing for a pictureWith an eye for helping students improve their lives by receiving a college degree, we also help place you in a job that corresponds to your chosen career. At Florida National University, our RN to BSN online nursing degree programs provides an accredited, well rounded, and exciting course load that will award you an exciting career in a field that is constantly in demand, especially in South Florida.

Limitless Opportunities in Nursing

As one of the most exciting professions and affording limitless opportunities, nursing is an exceptional choice for anyone who has the desire to help others. With work available in hospitals, nursing homes, and private practices, a skilled nurse can find immense satisfaction and a secure income in a field that allows your compassion and patience to flourish. With today’s aging Baby Boomer population, there is more room than ever for qualified caretakers.

An Easily Accessible Online RN to BSN Program

Getting an online RN to BSN degree is ideal for those of you who cannot afford the time or expense of an all-encompassing campus experience. Because it is so easily accessible, these online degree programs are perfect choices for working people, as well as for someone who wishes to expand his or her skills and knowledge.

FNU makes it a point to be extra attentive to our online students to ensure they have the resources needed to succeed. This includes online materials and access to faculty in digital and real-world spaces if extra guidance is needed.

Doing Your Coursework at Home

With no waiting list to join and no traveling required, you don’t have to take any time off from your regular schedule to study and receive your degree. Our virtual classes can be attended at any time that is convenient for you, with the basic coursework done wherever it is most comfortable.

Understanding how valuable remote working is to students who need time for family or work, we make it as convenient as possible to accomplish coursework without the need for additional software or programs. Where you are connected, readings and assignments will be available to complete.

An Innovative Approach to Online Learning

At Florida National University, we pride ourselves on our approach to online learning. All of our courses are comprised of interactive sessions using multimedia teaching materials, all of which are provided online. Our cutting-edge practices ensure that you are taught by professionals currently working in the field, and who are completely up-to-date on the most advanced protocols in the industry.

A Way to Explore and Discover

Online learning can sometimes feel isolated when you might be a person who loves human interaction.

Besides a regular course list, you also get the benefit of email contact with your teachers and peers. Using message boards, discussion groups, chats, video conferencing and more, you will have interaction that is stimulating and informative, providing an exchange of ideas, answers to questions, and an exciting forum in which to explore and discover.

Students in the past have even arranged their own in-person study groups with those who are local. Going to a local library to do coursework as a means of simulating the experience when you need that extra motivation on your own is also an option. Check out some of our coordinated study groups at our main campus in Hialeah too.

Becoming an Exceptional Professional

Our goal at FNU is to produce nurses who will make a difference in patient care. With complete access to our online library and resources at all times, you have the chance to become an exceptional professional. Here are some of the types of courses we offer in service to obtaining your online nursing degree:

  • The basics for receiving your RN license, applicable both for the novice as well as a practical or vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) wishing to move ahead in your career.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), which assists you in becoming a registered nurse (RN).
  • RN to BSN courses, which serve to put you on a faster track if you already have a Nursing License or Associate Degree.

As an example, see our soft skills eBook that is free for download. Nursing is a field that needs the balance of hard and soft skills, so we want to make sure you are prepared. We know that our graduates will be complimented on their abilities and candor in the workplace. Revealing that they were trained by FNU is a responsibility we take seriously. Our hope is for your online nursing education to make you stand out wherever you go.

Receiving a Well-Rounded Education

Our online nursing courses are designed to provide students with a well-rounded and thorough education. Classes such as Human Growth and Development, General Psychology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Principals of Nutrition for HealthCare, Fundamentals of Nursing, Professional Nursing Leadership, and more will allow students to become licensed registered nurses providing top quality care in a range of settings. With all of the required knowledge and skills, you can enter a wide variety of patient care settings to enjoy a fulfilling career.

Finding You the Right Medical Facility

As an online nursing student, you will eventually need to work in a hands-on environment to complete your degree. At FNU, we can assist you in accomplishing your laboratory and clinical requirements once your basic coursework is complete by helping to find the right placement at a medical facility.

We are experienced in this area which is a big help to students. We know that as a program, part of the support we provide is the network of contacts to give you the richest experience possible.

Upholding the Highest Professional Standards

We work closely with employers in the health and social care sector, which allows us to keep all of our protocols in step with what is happening in real time. With a mission to help our students with both their personal and professional advancement, our courses are geared to helping you increase your earning potential through higher education.

If you decide to get a nursing certificate, degree, or an advanced degree, Florida National University is the place to do it. The sooner you get started the more you can expect to earn in the lifespan of your career.

Accreditation and Payment Plans

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master degrees, our students are assured of a respected degree with transferable credits should they continue on for further education elsewhere.

Additionally, we provide Military Tuition Assistance for active duty military personnel and Veteran’s Training for military personnel who are no longer active, but who fulfill the requirements for assistance. For everyone else, we have an excellent financial aid program if you are eligible.

In 2019, FNU earned the distinct Military Friendly® Schools designation. The institution has been recognized for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting active duty and veterans students. Florida National University enables Soldiers, whether active, reserve and/or National Guard members, to complete quality degrees at a distance wherever they are stationed or at our facilities in South Florida.

Managing Your Course Load

Courses at Florida National University comprise three semesters, which are accomplished in two eight-week terms where you will take two courses per term. With day and evening classes offered on some courses, you also have flexible options that can fit in with your personal schedules. This makes it very easy for students with jobs to manage their course loads and graduate in a normally accepted time frame.

If you have any other extenuating circumstance be sure to get in touch to see how we can work with your schedule. At FNU, we want everyone to feel like an online degree is within their reach and are willing to make concessions when possible to accommodate special circumstances.

Job Placement and Prospects

Our graduates emerge with a tremendous knowledge of their field, and with the enthusiasm to pursue the career of their dreams. With our help, graduates have found careers that allow them to thrive and advance.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the median annual wage for registered nurses was $71,730 in May 2018. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.

A Premier Learning Center for Nursing Students

With three physical campuses and one online learning division, we are the first and only university in Hialeah, Florida and a premier learning center for countless individuals who value a great education and who have their eyes on a brilliant future.

For more information on how you can apply today for your RN to BSN courses and start getting ahead with a brilliant career in nursing, contact us today!