Online Nursing Programs

The CUNY School of Professional Studies offers a portfolio of online degree and advanced certificate programs in nursing in order to help fill the growing void within the healthcare system. Serving as the first fully online nursing degrees in the CUNY system, our programs help nurses advance within their careers while continuing their education in a timely, flexible, and affordable way.

undergraduate degree (120 credits)

RN to BS in Nursing 

Students in this program:

  • Build on knowledge gained at the associate’s degree level of nursing through the exploration of issues related to today’s changing healthcare environment
  • Manage patient care effectively to ensure the best possible healthcare outcomes
  • Practice nursing through a humanitarian, altruistic, and cultural lens
  • Provide a safe environment for the delivery of care

undergraduate accelerated degrees (150 Credits)

RN to BS-MS in Nursing Education 

 Students in this program:

  • Are placed on a fast track to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in less time than it takes to complete the two degrees separately
  • Adapt and teach education strategies for diverse learners
  • Develop clinical classroom evaluation strategies
  • Are qualified to serves as nurse educators in a variety of setting upon graduation

RN to BS-MS in Nursing Informatics 

 Students in this program:

  • Are placed on a fast track to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in less time than it takes to complete the two degrees separately
  • Use data to synthesize knowledge, inform decision support, and manage outcomes
  • Can apply certain nursing certifications for evaluation for college credit
  • Are qualified to serve as clinical informatics nurses and informatics nurse specialists upon graduation

RN to BS-MS in Nursing Organizational Leadership 

Students in this program:

  • Are placed on a fast track to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in less time than it takes to complete the two degrees separately
  • Promote innovative change and quality outcomes
  • Focus on aspects of leadership, management, innovation, and quality care in nursing
  • Are qualified to serve as directors of nursing, nursing managers, and wellness program directors upon graduation

graduate degrees (45 credits)

MS in Nursing Education 

Students in this program:

  • Will help ensure that our nursing schools are always at maximum capacity and that new nurses always receive an enhanced level of instruction
  • Create curricula focused on the changing healthcare system
  • Integrate effective evidence-based practices in academic and clinical healthcare settings
  • Are qualified to serves as nurse educators in a variety of setting upon graduation

MS in Nursing Informatics 

Students in this program:

  • Use data to synthesize knowledge, inform decision support, and manage outcomes
  • Provide oversight in the integration of technologies to advance health results
  • Help shape health policies and standards at the state, national, and organizational levels
  • Conduct informatics research that impacts both caregivers and consumers

MS in Nursing Organizational Leadership 

Students in this program:

  • Will contribute to the health, education, and social structure of communities by assuming leadership positions
  • Build collaborative interprofessional healthcare teams to coordinate care
  • Employ advocacy strategies to influence policy across the healthcare spectrum
  • Are qualified to serve as directors of nursing, nursing managers, and wellness program directors upon graduation

advanced certificates (18 credits)

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

Students in this program explore content in:

  • Curriculum and program planning
  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Pedagogical strategies and best practices

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Students in this program explore content in:

  • Management of decision support and health information systems
  • Project management, systems analysis, and design for quality patient outcomes
  • Nursing informatics applications for education, research, quality management, patient care, and evidence-based practice

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Organizational Leadership

Students in this program explore content in:

  • Leading and managing healthcare disparities and underserved populations
  • Nursing quality and safety strategic planning
  • Transformational nursing leadership in community, regulation, and healthcare organizations

Review the admission requirements chart to find out which online nursing program is best for you.

Program RN License 

Degree Required

GPA ** Personal Statement Overview of an Evidence-Based Practice Project Letters of Recommendation  Resume 

RN-BS in Nursing

Yes* Associate's Degree 3.0 or higher Yes No 0 No

Accelerated RN to BS-MS in Nursing Programs

RN License required at the time of application Associate's Degree 3.0 or higher Yes Yes 2 Yes

MS in Nursing Programs

RN License required at the time of application Bachelor's Degree 3.0 or  higher Yes Yes 2 Yes

Advanced Certificates in Nursing

RN License required at the time of application Master's Degree 3.0 or  higher Yes Yes 2 Yes

*Applicants who do not currently hold an RN license may apply to the program in the last semester of their pre-licensure program in anticipation of licensure. Unlicensed students who meet the eligibility criteria will be admitted on a case by case basis and will be required to obtain their RN license before beginning their second term in the program.

**GPA on a 4.0 scale