Online Nursing Degrees and Certificate Programs

Experience a top-tier education in a flexible online format.

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100% Online Coursework

1 to 2 Year

8-Week Courses


Continue Your Education to Achieve Your Professional Goals

Methodist University designs online nursing degree and certificate programs to foster professional development for nurses at various stages of their careers. We focus on evidence-based practice, integrating theory and real-world application so you can improve health outcomes and deliver the highest quality patient care. As a student, you’ll learn from a faculty of nursing experts and study in a flexible format designed for working nurses with busy schedules.

Take the next step in your career by transitioning to clinical roles, academia, or leadership positions. No matter the program you choose, you’ll graduate ready to excel in diverse health care settings.

Methodist University offers distinctive educational experiences in a flexible format that fits your schedule. You’ll receive the same academic support as on-campus students, with personalized assistance that includes access to our tutoring and writing centers.

Find the Online Program for Your Goals

We offer online nursing degree and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, enabling you to move your career forward.

Continue your studies to earn a baccalaureate credential for expanded professional opportunities with Methodist University’s online RN to BSN degree completion program. You will complete nine degree-specific courses to build on previous learning and field experience. We allow students to transfer up to 93 semester hours, enabling most students to finish their program in one year.

An associate degree or diploma in nursing is required for admission.

Join this 36-credit, two-year program to develop abilities that nursing management and leadership positions demand. Methodist University’s expert faculty instill advanced knowledge and skills for guiding clinical decision-making and contributing to patient-centered care.

A BSN is required for admission.

Expand your nursing skills and prepare to teach in various health care and academic roles, from staff development coordinator to undergraduate classroom instructor. Methodist University designed the online Graduate Nursing Education Certificate to meet requirements for nursing faculty in North Carolina as regulated by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. You can finish this program in one year.

A BSN degree is required for admission. We encourage students with a master’s degree to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator Exam upon program completion.

Build essential skills to practice ethical leadership, facilitate collaboration, and shape your executive leadership style in this program designed for the next generation of nurse leaders. Experience real-world application of knowledge gained from coursework through 1,000 practicum hours to graduate prepared to advance in your career.

About Methodist University

Founded in 1956 as a liberal arts college, Methodist University now serves approximately 2,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 40 countries. Our expert faculty members offer top-tier experiences, nurturing moral values and ethical decision-making while preparing students for many careers and pursuits.

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Empowering and Flexible Online Programs

We design each online program to match the quality of in-person classes, regardless of where you are. You’ll learn from expert faculty in a flexible environment that lets you study at the times and locations that work best for you. Moreover, you will access the same guidance and support offered on campus, getting assistance from student advisors, enrollment counselors, and tuition planners from the moment you enroll through graduation.

Reach Your Potential in the Nursing Profession

Methodist University offers online nursing programs for varying experience levels, providing the education and credential needed to advance into rewarding leadership positions. Through our online RN to BSN degree program, you can learn to provide evidence-based care and seek a bachelor’s degree to gain qualifications for a broad range of careers with more health care facilities. If you have already acquired your BSN, our online MSN degree program can give you the skill set for administrative leadership roles. You can also build competencies for nurse education and staff development positions through our online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program.

Prepare to Thrive in Nursing or Education

American health care facilities will need more than 3.3 million registered nurses by 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.2 If you’re ready to gain credentials for these roles — or you want to prepare for higher-level positions in nursing leadership or education — discover what you can achieve through MU’s online nursing programs. Our expert faculty members lead immersive courses with hands-on experience the generation of nurses needs to provide patient-centered care.

10 Rewarding Nursing Careers

  1. Registered Nurse: $77,600 per year2
  2. Medical and Health Services Manager: $101,340 per year3
  3. Quality Improvement Coordinator: $55,237 per year4
  4. Case Management Nurse: $75,845 per year5
  5. Chief Nursing Officer: $134,902 per year6
  6. Nurse Administrator: $90,395 per year7
  7. Nurse Manager: $89,732 per year8
  8. Staff Development Coordinator: $64,186 per year9
  9. Training and Development Manager: $115,640 per year10
  10. Nurse Educator: $79,152 per year11

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  11. Payscale. “Average Nurse Educator Salary.” Retrieved August 29, 2022, from

*As new online programs for Fall 2023, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is currently pending SACSCOC