Schools with nursing courses leading to certification include Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University. Each school offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing and advanced training programs.
Columbia University, in New York City, offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science entry to practice program for students entering the nursing profession. Students begin in the classroom and then move into clinical placements. Advanced programs include a Master of Science and doctorate degrees.
At the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, top researchers teach the school's nursing courses. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and 18 different master's degree programs, as of 2015. Students have the option of combining the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree with another undergraduate degree from other University of Pennsylvania schools.
At Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, the nursing school offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program for students who already have undergraduate degrees. Students can complete this nursing program in 16 months. The school also offers a Master of Science in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy and post-doctoral fellowship options. Some courses for the Master of Science in nursing and Doctor in Nursing Practice degrees are available online.