Western Governor's University is the only university that offers an online pre-licensure Bachelor's of Science in Nursing as of 2015. WGU and several other universities offer online nursing degree programs for practising registered nurses to earn a BSN.
Western Governor's University utilizes a competency-based approach towards awarding degrees in nursing. Students take coursework online and then complete an intensive clinical practicum of 180 hours along with Nursing Role Transitions units in order to prepare for the NCLEX examination.
Many universities offer online programs for RNs seeking advanced degrees. WGU offers BSN and Master's of Science in Nursing degree programs to existing RNs. In addition to a BSN and MSN, Kaplan University offers an additional online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Unitek College also offers an online bridge program for RNs to earn their BSN within three semesters with transferred credits. American Sentinel University also offers an accredited, affordable online BSN degree for RNs.
Roseman University of Health Sciences provides an accelerated BSN program for individuals who already have a bachelor's degree in another field. Coursework at Roseman University is completed online. Simulation lab work is completed on a flexible schedule at one of the university labs. Clinical rotations are completed at partner medical facilities located in accessible locations for students.