Liberty Online Nursing Programs

Bring Healing and Care to Your Community with Liberty’s Online Nursing Programs

If you want to help people heal and live healthier lives, nursing may be the field for you! The need for registered nurses is expected to grow by 9% from 2020 to 2030** – and the demand for nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45% during that same time frame.*** By partnering with Liberty University’s School of Nursing, you can become equipped to help meet the need for skilled, passionate, and qualified nursing professionals.

Liberty’s online nursing programs are designed to prepare practicing nurses to serve with integrity by teaching advanced skills from an ethical perspective. If you’re a registered nurse looking to advance your career, we offer a variety of degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level – so you can pick the nursing program online that best suits your interests and career goals.

Liberty strives to produce well-rounded nurses who represent the best of Christian service in their calling to help people. With our flexible online nursing classes, you can further your education without putting your life or career on hold. Some of our nursing degrees are available 100% online*, allowing you to devote time to your family, career, and community while you earn your degree.

Other nursing programs online also include on-campus intensives – giving you the opportunity to visit Liberty’s beautiful campus in Central Virginia and receive expert instruction in our top-notch facilities. Additionally, several degrees allow you to gain hands-on training through practicums at an approved location near you – so you can get the experience you need for your career!

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985, Liberty has the resources, flexibility, and academic quality you need to thrive. Partner with us and attend an online nursing school that’s designed with your success in mind.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Registered Nurses (viewed online Feb. 1, 2022). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

***Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners (viewed online Feb. 1, 2022). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

At this time, our School of Nursing programs are limited in certain states. Please view the licensure/certification requirements for your state. International students can contact the School of Nursing for questions about admission to their specific degree of interest.

Receive Undergraduate Nursing Credit for RN Licensure

With an RN license, you will receive a minimum of 39 hours of undergraduate transfer credit, with no challenge tests, so that you can finish your degree faster! You can also take advantage of our reduced tuition rate of $330 per credit hour for both part- and full-time enrollment in the RN-BSN and RN-BSN-MSN programs, making your education more affordable.

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Available Online Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

RN to BSN to MSN Accelerated Program

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Graduate Dual Degree Programs

Executive Certificates

Postgraduate Certificate

Doctoral Degrees

What Sets Liberty Apart from Other Online Nursing Schools?

As far as online colleges for nursing go, we believe Liberty stands out. We seek to offer a world-class education that blends flexibility, accessibility, and affordability. As you attend nursing class online at Liberty, you can be confident that you’re learning from expert faculty who have years of experience in the field.

Additionally, our accredited online nursing programs are based on industry best practices and up-to-date research – so you can get the tools you need to stay on the cutting edge of nursing care and innovation. We want to help you grow holistically as a nursing professional, which is why our nursing online degree programs explore the ethical aspects of this field. That way, you can learn how to lead with integrity in all aspects of the nursing profession and help foster policies, research, and clinical care that benefit patients and staff alike.

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Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Liberty’s RN-BSN and RN-BSN-MSN program tracks have a reduced tuition rate of $330 per credit hour for part- or full-time enrollment.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Liberty University’s School of Nursing is a proud member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. For more information, please visit our Psi Delta Chapter webpage.
  • Our online nursing degree programs are approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
  • We offer select doctoral nursing programs online that can be completed directly after a BSN degree – allowing you to start pursuing your goals even sooner!
  • Many of our nursing online degree programs include opportunities for hands-on, in-person training, such as practicums and intensives.
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Highlights of Liberty’s Online Nursing Degrees

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your nursing degree online from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years.* While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

*Please note: Effective Spring 2022, tuition rates for Liberty’s PMHNP programs have increased. For details, please see our tuition and fees page.

What Can You Do with a Degree from Liberty’s Nursing Online School?

As you research various nursing online schools, you’re likely wondering what a degree in nursing can do for your career. The field of nursing is vast, and Liberty’s online programs for nursing can help equip you for many different roles and responsibilities. From clinical work to administrative roles to teaching in the classroom, you can prepare to thrive in a variety of settings with a degree from Liberty’s online school for nursing.

It’s important to note that your career opportunities will likely vary based on your level of completed education and how much prior work experience you have – so be sure to research the exact requirements for the job you want to pursue.

Career Options

Here are some of the most popular jobs for online nursing program graduates:

  • Clinical researcher
  • Director of nursing
  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Health policy advocate
  • Health services research analyst
  • Home care RN
  • Hospital administrator
  • Medical/health inspector
  • Nursing administrator
  • Nursing informatics specialist
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
  • University professor

Job Settings

Liberty’s nursing school online can help equip you to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Clinics
  • Community health centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • General practitioners’ offices
  • Hospice centers
  • Hospitals
  • Military bases
  • Missionary clinics
  • Patients’ homes (in-home care)
  • Private practices
  • Schools and college campuses
  • Worksite employee health centers

Military Benefits for Liberty’s Nursing School Online

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:




FAQs About Our Nursing Classes Online

As you consider various nursing schools online, you likely have questions about how online nursing programs work and how they can help you pursue your goals. Here, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online school for nursing:

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