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School of Nursing

Sharing in your passion for helping people.

We share in your passion for helping others—that’s why the nursing degree programs at our school of nursing focus on providing you with the skills you need to provide quality patient care in your future career as a nurse.


And because we care about you and the community, we work with leading professionals in the industry to ensure our programs are relevant to today’s healthcare demands.

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School of Nursing - Degree Training Program Nurses are essential to helping patients heal, stay healthy, and improve their quality of life. When you become a nurse, you are committing to patient well-being. A nurse often has more contact with the patient and is the conduit of communication with the interdisciplinary team. The cyclical shortage of qualified nurses over the past two decades has been well-documented, and in the coming years the need for nurses will continue to rise. Earning a nursing degree from National American University can help you find a healthcare career path that is essential, rewarding, and expected to grow over the next decade. Click here to watch the School of Nursing pinning ceremony in San Antonio and see how excited these graduates were to earn their nursing degree!

Committed to your success

The following nursing programs offered by the university provide career mobility through an articulated ladder approach to nursing education:

  • The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is offered in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; Overland Park and Wichita, Kansas; and Rapid City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • The Online RN to BSN and Online MSN programs are not offered in Tennessee.
  • The Online MSN program is not offered in Arkansas.

The pre-licensure nursing programs are divided into two cores: a nursing foundational core (general education courses) and a nursing clinical core (nursing-specific courses). Students may elect to take their foundational core courses on a part-time basis or full-time basis (flexible schedule). Students must take their nursing courses on a full-time basis (rigid schedule). Online RN to BSN and Online MSN – students may take their courses on a part-time or full-time basis. These programs are offered online through NAU's undergraduate and graduate campuses.

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Want to learn more?

Nursing is an exciting, rewarding, and growing profession.  If you are interested in learning more about the levels of nursing degree programs at National American University, contact us today!

Nursing degree accreditation

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at National American University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing are accredited through December 31, 2026.