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.

Online Information Session: BS and BS-MS in Nursing Degrees
Online Information Session: Bachelor's Degree Programs
Preparing for Graduate School
Online Information Session: Graduate Nursing Programs
Preparing for Graduate School
Applying for Graduate School

RN to BS

RN to BS in Nursing (120 credits)

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

Nursing Education

RN to BS-MS in Nursing Education (Accelerated Program 150 Credits)

MS in Nursing Education (45 Credits)

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education (18 Credits)

 Students in these programs:

  • Adapt and teach education strategies for diverse learners
  • Develop clinical classroom evaluation strategies
  • 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

Nursing Informatics

RN to BS-MS in Nursing Informatics (Accelerated Program 150 Credits)

MS in Nursing Informatics (45 Credits)

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics (18 Credits)

 Students in these programs:

  • 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
  • Are qualified to serve as clinical informatics nurses and informatics nurse specialists upon graduation

Nursing Organizational Leadership

RN to BS-MS in Nursing Organizational Leadership (Accelerated Program 150 Credits)

MS in Nursing Organizational Leadership (45 Credits)

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Organizational Leadership (18 Credits)

Students in these programs:

  • Promote innovative change and quality outcomes
  • Focus on aspects of leadership, management, innovation, and quality care in nursing
  • 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

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