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Career Options for Nurses

Since 1971, Excelsior has been helping nurses gain professional satisfaction through a range of career-development programs. The School of Nursing is a national leader in distance education that serves tens of thousands of nurses with programs that fit in a working nurse’s schedule, and has been designated a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Excellence three consecutive times (2005-2008, 2008-2011, and 2011-2016). Nurses also come to Excelsior to earn bachelor's degrees in health care managementhealth sciences, and other fields.

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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.

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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

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