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 school.

Current Issues in Nursing

Infection Control Via Hand Hygiene
Importance of Communication in Nursing
The Detrimental Domino Effects of Short Staffing
Increasing Shortage of Professional Nurses
The Aftermath of Lower Nurse to Patient Ratios
Need For Higher Nursing Education Requirements Before Entering the Field
Strong Demand for Cardiovascular Nurses
Future Role of Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
Physicians Lack of Communication With Nurses
Black History Month: 5 Most Historically Significant Black Nurses
LPN Supply and Demand in 2014
Continuing to Advance Nurse Education in 2014

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

    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...
    Looking to advance your career or enhance your professional skills? Earn your degree online at Grantham University. Programs include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science and more.

    Programs:

    • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
    • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)
    • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Associates to Bachelor
    • And more...

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.

    Programs:

    • BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)
    • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Admin (CCNE-accredited)
    • MSN - Nursing Leadership and Administration (CCNE-accredited)
    • And more...

    Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.

    Programs:

    • M.S. in Nursing: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology
    • M.S. in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology
    • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
    • And more...

    Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

    Programs:

    • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
    • RN to BSN
    • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

    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...

    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)
    Advance your career with the right online degree. ACCIS offers self-paced, real-world programs in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, and Business Administration.

    Programs:

    • MS Nursing - Case Management
    • MS Nursing - Infection Prevention and Control
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice Educational Leadership
    • And more...

    Give your career a boost with University of Saint Mary. We offer online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help make your educational and professional goals a reality.

    Programs:

    • RN to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
    • MSN - Nurse Administrator
    • MSN - Nurse Educator

    Grow, lead, succeed - with an online graduate degree
    Keiser University Graduate School provides student-centered, quality career education that enables you to make an immediate contribution to your profession. For over 35 years, Keiser University's commitment to excellence has led to success for our graduates. Our unique combination of a strong curriculum rich in relevant courses for today’s workforce and our students-first approach provides an outstanding academic experience. Become part of a caring, learning environment, whether online or on campus, led by experienced faculty who bring you real-world challenges and solutions.

    Programs:

    • Nursing, MS (Online)