Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore offers a variety of Registered Nurse programs that can be completed online or on campus. Kaplan University is an online university that offers associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in nursing, as well as certification for specialized nursing for furthering education.
R.N. certification is achieved by successful completion of a degree leading to R.N. certification and successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam.
Johns Hopkins University offers prerequisite courses online and on site leading to a registered nurse degree. These courses include biostatistics, human growth and development through the lifespan, nutrition, microbiology and physiology, some of which offer virtual labs for online learners. These courses can also count as credits towards the master's and post-graduate programs. To participate in these courses, the learner must be enrolled as a student at Johns Hopkins University. Tuition is $350 per credit hour as of 2015.. The standard course of study leading to a degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins takes two years to complete. Nurse Practitioner education paths take longer.
Kaplan University offers courses leading to Doctor of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing degrees.
Certificates offered by Kaplan include Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Executive Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator Graduate certifications.