Nurse Training Programs to Become an RN, LPN, CNA

Welcome to NursingTrack.com where you can find local and online nursing education programs to gain the license you need to practice as a nurse in your state. We specialize in providing directory style information for students seeking primary nursing education programs.

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Nursing Education Programs

Nursing is currently one of the hottest professions with millions of students applying for a limited number of positions in nursing school programs. Many popular programs have long waiting lists and low acceptance rates. While schools attempt to adjust to the growing demand for nursing education by developing new programs and expanding current ones many interested students are forced to find alternative training opportunities to obtain their nursing education. NursingTrack.com is dedicated to helping current nurses and prospective nursing students find education programs to meet their needs and jump start their nursing careers. Beyond listing accredited nursing programs, NursingTrack.com provides information about scholarship opportunities, grants and student loans available to nursing students. We also provide reliable resources for nurses, such as links to industry-leading websites, professional nursing organizations and popular nursing social communities.


Finding the Best Nurse Training Programs

Education is the foundation of success, and to become the best nurse you can be it is essential to start with a solid understanding of the fundamental principles that nursing is based upon. Educational programs should be judged on several criteria including: program tenure, graduation rates, NCLEX pass rates, reputation, quality of faculty staff, published research and peer reviews. Once a prospective student has weighed all of the pros and cons they can make an informed decision about where to apply and eventually where they choose to attend.

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Continuing to Advance Nurse Education in 2014 – As the healthcare climate is continuously changing and evolving, nurses must make adjustments to keep up with current demands. Education in nursing has been a hot topic and will become even more crucial in the coming years.

Online Nursing Programs

Many online colleges are now offering nursing education and degree programs to help alleviate some of the excess demand. Distance learning can be a popular choice because of the added convenience and flexibility in attendance and scheduling. As long as the program is accredited and approved by the State Board of Nursing the student can complete the pre-licensure education requirements from the comfort of their own home by attending an online university. Some programs might require a certain amount of in-person training at a nearby facility to comply with state guidelines.

Find qualified nursing degree programs available in an online format

    Advance your career with Indiana Wesleyan University. We offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in the arts and sciences, nursing, business, criminal justice, education, theology, and much more.

    Programs:

    • Parish Nursing Certificate
    • Master of Science in Primary Care Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post-Licensure
    • And more...

    Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

    Programs:

    • Doctor of Nurse Practice
    • Nurse Educator (PGC)
    • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (PGC)
    • And more...

    Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

    Programs:

    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
    • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) -Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

    Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

    Programs:

    • MS in Nursing
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    • And more...
    Get started on your career with an education from Harrison College. We offer more than 30 degree, certificate, and diploma programs in the fields of health sciences, veterinary technology, information technology, criminal justice, and business, in addition to our culinary arts academy.

    Programs:

    • Nursing
    • Medical Assistant
    The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

    Programs:

    • BS - Nursing

    Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, research university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world.

    Programs:

    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
    • And more...

    Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

    An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

    Programs:

    • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
    • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
    • MSN -Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited)
    • And more...

    At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education. That’s why we offer a wide range of quality Certificate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a highly interactive online format that emphasizes flexibility, convenience, and support. Whichever program you choose, you can take classes in 8-week modules, six times a year from faculty members with advanced degrees and extensive real-world experience. You’ll also enjoy access to a full array of academic support services, including advising, tutoring, writing center assistance, and our virtual library at no additional charge.

    Programs:

    • Certificate: Legal Nurse Consulting
    Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.

    Programs:

    • Master of Science in Nursing