Career Options for Nurses

Excelsior College has been helping nurses gain personal and professional satisfaction since 1971 through a wide range of career-development opportunities.

Our School of Nursing is a national leader in distance education, serving tens of thousands of nurses. We've designed our programs to fit within a working nurse’s schedule, and we've been designated a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Excellence three consecutive times (2005-2008, 2008-2011, and 2011-2016).

In addition, nurses can earn a Health Care Management degree or other healthcare-related credential in Excelsior's School of Health Sciences. Or you can add new dimensions to your skill set by enrolling in business, technology, or liberal arts programs.

Here's how Excelsior can help you achieve your career goals.

RNs: Move Into Supervisory Roles

If you already hold an RN license, Excelsior provides a practical education that will help you stand out in your profession and move into supervisory roles.

Excelsior’s nursing programs and courses equip working nurses to deliver patient-centered care on interprofessional teams, while cultivating:

  • Intellectual focus
  • An extensive knowledge base
  • Advanced practice skills and technique
  • Technological literacy
  • Scientific methods of inquiry, research, and data gathering

Learn how you can continue to evolve and thrive in the ever-changing health care landscape.


LPNs: Earn Your RN License

If you're seeking to acquire an RN license, Excelsior offers a flexible, exam-based path to career development.

We offer an objective, assessment-based program that enables you to:

  • Cultivate new skills.
  • Earn credit toward an associate’s degree.
  • Become eligible for the RN licensing exam.
  • Establish a framework for ongoing education and professional development.

Improve your skills while learning to manage cases, collaborate with other care providers, communicate with patients and families, and function as patient advocate.

The Next Generation of Nursing Leaders and Educators

Excelsior College is helping to train a new generation of dynamic leaders in nursing. Our graduates are forging innovative paths in teaching, research, health-care policy, and clinical practice.

An Excelsior degree can open opportunities for you to:

  • Build and lead interprofessional care-delivery teams.
  • Create supportive, challenging work environments for nurses.
  • Mentor younger nurses to foster a culture of excellence.
  • Improve health outcomes.

Excelsior’s advanced degrees translate directly into career advancement for nurses. More than one-fourth of our bachelor’s degree graduates, and 54% of our master’s degree grads, earn promotions within a year of graduation.


Other Career Options

Seeking to take on a new challenge? Branch off into a field related to nursing? Change careers altogether? Excelsior College is an accredited, full-service institution with a wide range of academic offerings. Explore the possibilities.

Health Sciences / Health Care Mgmt

Master's of Business Administration

Other Degree Programs

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