CNI College, Allegany College of Maryland, University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing and Kaplan University offer associate nursing degrees with distance learning courses, as of 2015. Because requirements for nursing degrees vary by state, some schools limit admittance to nursing programs with distance learning components to a particular region or mileage radius.
The Associate Degree in Nursing at CNI College provides both in-person and distance learning courses in introductory topics, such as human anatomy, and courses to develop nursing skills. Allegany College of Maryland allows individuals already in the health care field to earn a nursing degree through distance learning education. The experience in the field counts toward the clinical components of the degree, reducing the time requirements of the degree.
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers distance learning programs in specific Alaskan areas, such as Juneau, Fairbanks and Kodiak. Courses for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing include topics covering pharmacology, pediatric nursing, nursing in mental health fields and nursing practices for infants, along with core liberal arts requirements. Kaplan University provides a hybrid Associate of Science in Nursing from the Iowa and Nebraska campuses that requires some on-campus instruction with options for distance learning. The program requires 110 credit hours and provides opportunities for hands-on experience at local clinical settings.