Nursing students can pursue certificates, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, Master degrees and doctorates in nursing via distance learning. Among the schools that offer one or more of these degree types are Kaplan University, Western Governors University, Walden University, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Capella University.
Kaplan University offers nursing degrees from the associate through the doctorate levels, and it also includes certificate and diploma programs in the field. Specific degrees include the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate and the Master of Science in Nursing. The former treats of health care within the family context, while the latter includes health technology, organizational theory, health care finance and human resources.
Western Governors University has both bachelor and Masters degrees in nursing. Among these is a B.S. concentration in Health Informatics, where students study health care, information technology and leadership practice. Walden University's program possesses accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has online Master degrees with concentrations entitled Clinical Nurse Specialist, Health Systems Management and Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist. The school requires prior study in anatomy, biostatistics, human growth, nutrition and microbiology before the nursing programs.
Capella University is another Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited institution, and it offers nursing doctoral degrees.