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Online Nursing Programs at Sacred Heart University

Gain the Credentials You Need to Improve Patients’ Lives

Online nursing programs at Sacred Heart cover all levels of study, from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree, post-MSN certificates and a DNP. In each program, our expert nursing faculty bring you the resources, expertise and pathways that can propel you to enter or continue your career as a registered nurse, nurse educator, nurse administrator and more.

Each of Sacred Heart University’s online nursing programs is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), allowing you to receive an exceptional education based on the most current research in the field.

Sacred Heart’s nursing degree programs are built to fit into your busy life, and you can complete most types of course requirements at your own pace. If needed, our faculty will work with you to find a clinical location that suits your needs. With multiple start dates per year, you can advance in your nursing career today.

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Online Nursing Programs

We have nursing degree programs tailored to every level of education so you can prepare to advance in your nursing practice or move to administrative and teaching roles.

Home Healthcare Management for RNs, Certificate

Meet the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) requirements for nurses in management positions in home health agencies.


Explore health care policy and ethics, principles of health care research, and the underlying theories of contemporary nursing.

MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader

Advocate for superior patient care and lead a team of integrated health care professionals, including social workers, pharmacists, physicians and fellow nurses.

MSN: Nursing Education

Complement your clinical experience with teaching skills and learn to design curricula, evaluate your students and step into the role of instructor.

MSN: Nursing Management & Executive Leadership

Discover how to manage a budget, create and implement administrative processes, make certain your procedures meet professional and ethical standards, and more.

MSN: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

RNs with a BSN and two years of experience who are interested in advancing as psychiatric nurses can earn an online MSN at Sacred Heart.

MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner

Learn to conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat common illnesses, and help patients take action to improve or maintain their personal well-being.

Nursing Education Graduate Certificate

Prepare to teach patients, families, student nurses, staff nurses and other healthcare providers.

Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate

Become a nurse leader in a hospital, medical center or other healthcare setting.

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP

Earn nursing’s highest credential and prepare yourself to lead with this practice-focused doctoral program. Develop the expertise needed for the most advanced leadership and clinical roles.

Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Prepare for certification as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Gain the advanced clinical skills to address the mental and emotional needs of patients across their lifespan.


Develop the knowledge required for today’s nursing roles while gaining the personal touch you need to become an even better nurse for your patients.


Gain access to top-tier nursing positions by earning both your BSN and MSN. Focus on providing exceptional patient care, or branch out into education, research, consulting or management.

Career Outlook: Double-Digit Growth

Due to an aging population and the need for additional healthcare services, careers in healthcare are predicted to grow faster than any other occupational group – an astounding 15% by 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1

Your online nursing degree from Sacred Heart gives you the expertise to become a nurse administrator, educator, clinical leader, manager, consultant, family nurse practitioner or registered nurse.

Registered nurses made a median salary of $75,330 in 2020, with the top 10% earning over $116,230.2

We’re Committed to Delivering High-Quality Nursing Programs

  • Ranked among the Top 250 “Best Colleges in the Nation” by U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • Nursing programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Our online RN to BSN degree is ranked among the best online bachelor’s programsin Connecticut and the country by U.S. News and World Report
  • Our online MSN degree is ranked among the best online graduate nursing programs by U.S. News and World Report, and theNo. 14 Best Value Online MSN Program by Value Colleges
  • Sacred Heart University is ranked a Top 30 Master’s Level College and University in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report

Faculty: Providing Leading-Edge Knowledge

In your online nursing degree, you will work directly with Sacred Heart’s doctorally-prepared faculty. They have years of experience in their nursing specialties, numerous scholarly credentials and the appropriate training to deliver advanced education. These award-winning professors are prepared to support you in an online learning environment as you take the next step in your nursing journey.