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Which Nursing Pathway is Best for You?

From an associate degree in nursing to a Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, the profession of nursing offers many variety paths.

It’s important to select the best level of nursing education that leads you to your chosen career path.

First-time Nursing Student

RN

Bachelor

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Upon graduation, students with a BSN are eligible to take the Registered Nurse licensure examination (NCLEX), as well as apply to any Master of Science in Nursing program.

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Develop the knowledge required for today’s nursing roles. Students interested in a RN-BSN program must have an associate degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, as well as a current unencumbered RN license.

RN to Bachelor to Master of Science


in Nursing

Gain access to top-tier nursing positions by earning both your BSN and MSN. Students interested in a RN-BSN-MSN program must have an associate degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, as well as a current unencumbered


RN license.

Master

Master of Science


in Nursing (MSN)

Gain the cutting-edge expertise you need to thrive in more advanced roles. Students interested in an MSN program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a BA/BS in a related field, as well as a current unencumbered RN license.

Available Specializations

Nursing Education Specialization

Nursing Management &


Executive Leadership Specialization

Clinical Nurse Leader Specialization

MSN –


Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Provide primary care to people of all ages. Students interested in an FNP program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as a current unencumbered RN license.

Doctorate

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

Earn nursing’s highest credential. Students interested in a DNP program must have a Master of Science in Nursing, or a master’s degree with a concentration in nursing, as well as current licensure as a registered nurse.

Whichever path you choose, Sacred Heart University can help you achieve your goals. We offer a variety of nursing programs, each designed with the schedule flexibility working nurses need for success.

Contact an Admissions Representative today to take the next step in your education!

onlineprograms.sacredheart.edu

onlineadmissions@sacredheart.edu

877-791-7181

Advance your career with Sacred Heart University

Advance your career in Nursing