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Nursing AS Degree / AAS Degree
Accredited Nursing Associate Degree from a National Educational Leader
The Excelsior College School of Nursing offers an unmatched opportunity for motivated health care professionals—a high-quality Associate of Science in Nursing or Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree that’s affordable and convenient.
Excelsior's unique exam-based program is specifically designed to provide a pathway to a nursing degree for LPNs, LVNs, paramedics, and individuals who hold degrees in clinically oriented health care fields. You can earn your degree from anywhere in the country, while continuing to work in your current job.
And you'll graduate with an associate's degree in nursing from one of the nation's best nursing schools. Few institutions can match Excelsior’s superior academic quality and track record. Find out why the Excelsior College School of Nursing stands out.
With our student-friendly nursing degree programs, you can:
Get a Nursing Degree on Your Schedule, at Your Pace
Excelsior College was named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2011-2016 by the National League for Nursing, the third time we’ve received this honor. We’ve granted more than 45,000 nursing degrees since 1971, more than any other distance-learning college.
Our nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and meet the highest academic standards. You’ll get a well-rounded foundation of nursing skills, gaining a broad range of competencies.
Our nursing associate degree programs are specifically designed for individuals with significant experience in clinically oriented health care disciplines. Review the admission requirements.
* client: individual within the context of the family.
All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The NLNAC is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Excelsior College associate degree nursing programs are designed in accordance with the requirements for Registered Nurse Programs in New York State.
Associate in Science in Nursing
Minimum of 67 credits: 3 in written English requirement, 1 in information literacy requirement, 6 in humanities, 6 in social sciences, 9 in natural sciences, 6 in arts and sciences, 36 nursing credits.
Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
Minimum of 67 credits: 3 in written English requirement, 1 in information literacy requirement, 6 in humanities, 6 in social sciences, 9 in natural sciences, 6 in free electives or arts and sciences, 36 nursing credits.
Notice to All Students Taking Excelsior College® ExaminationsExcelsior College provides its students with the resources and support necessary to successfully complete its associate degree in nursing program. In response to numerous questions from students, please know that in no way is Excelsior College affiliated with any test preparation company. We do not promote, endorse, review or approve the products these companies offer. For more information, visit our About Test Preparation Services page, or contact an Excelsior College advisor at 888-647-2388.