It is possible to get an Registered Nurse license online, but there is usually some offline work required as well in order to get the license. Colleges such as Kaplan offer several online classes that count toward an RN degree.
Many RNs choose to get a two-year associate's degree in nursing. This is the fastest way to become an RN. Other RNs choose to get a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing. Most community colleges have a nursing program, and many of the classes are online or blended learning classes, which means that most of the work is done online.
Although it's possible to take most classes online, clinicals and labs must be done in person. However, by taking classes online, students find that they have more time during the day to work or to do clinicals and labs.