Get ahead with an online nursing degree!

Earn an online degree in one of Grantham University’s ACEN- and CCNE-accredited College of Nursing programs.

Grantham’s College of Nursing offers two online education options: an RN-BSN Degree Completion program and a Master of Science in Nursing. Each option gives you the ability to transition from RN to BSN and even further to an MSN through the graduate program – giving you a distinct advantage in the marketplace.

How Nursing Can Be a Rewarding Career

Why Should You Continue Your Nursing Education?
Nurses are essential. Your skills, your knowledge and your capacity to care, these traits and more make you essential. As the front-line patient care professional, you are constantly adapting to new technologies, new medicines and new treatments. And you want to continue to provide the best, most up-to-date health care possible. For those who want to continue to provide the best care, Grantham University is here to help.

There are a number of reasons why, personally and professionally, you should continue your nursing education. Take a moment to explore the following reasons why entering an RN to BSN degree program or pursuing a master’s in nursing degree, especially at Grantham University, is a good idea for you, too:

Respect & Recognition
There is value to being recognized for healthcare excellence. Facilities across the country are doing everything they can to promote—and prove they promote—a culture of exemplary care. Through magnet recognition programs, they seek to demonstrate their commitment to care for both patients and nurses. As the current nursing leadership environment becomes more competitive, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college of nursing also becomes equally critical.

With accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and an accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) completed in October, 2019, a degree from Grantham provides that recognized value, one that reflects well on both you and your organization. Plus, Grantham’s coursework is designed to help you develop a personalized ePortfolio of course work to showcase your newly earned education.

Flexibility
Like anything worth doing well, nursing is a full-time, life-long commitment. Finding time to pursue that next-level education can be difficult, unless the curriculum for that degree comes to you. At Grantham, our coursework is online, to give you the learning mobility that fits your lifestyle. If you move, your program moves with you—anywhere in the world. You gain the education you need to better serve your patients and your career in the future while maintaining your commitment to both.

Opportunity
Charge nurse, nursing director, advanced clinician nurse, hospice administrator, ER registered nurse and more—at every level of leadership, skilled and educationally qualified nurses are in demand all over the country. If you want to keep your options for upward mobility open, you have to be ready when the opportunity presents itself. At Grantham, our advanced nursing curriculum provides diverse learning opportunities through specialization acquisition and course room experience.

Diversity
As a professional nurse, you know you could interact with clients from all walks of life on any given day. From different cultures to different age groups, the curriculum developed for Grantham’s online RN to BSN Completion Program or Master of Science in Nursing is packed with the kind of strategic and tactical learnings that recognizes the differences while providing equal care and value to every single patient. Grantham’s curriculum for graduate and undergraduate studies also infuses virtual simulation programs in multiple courses to help you advance your practice in the real world.

Specialization
At Grantham, we want to help you advance your career in the direction that you want to go. That's why we offer four different MSN degree programs - Case Management, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics and Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership - to give you the ability to specialize with an education that matches your career goals.

Making a Difference
As you know, nurses are often called to make decisions that can better a person’s quality of life. From working with children to helping an aging population, there’s a lot of satisfaction involved in a career that makes a real difference in the lives of others. Earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing or pursuing graduate work with an MSN degree can help you advance your skills set and ensure you continue to make a difference throughout your career.

One Last Thought
A Grantham degree gives working nurses access to all these benefits—from specializations in line with your career goals to a personalized ePortfolio of your accomplishments—all at a low cost per credit price point. You get a valuable degree that will help you achieve your career goals at a cost that won’t break the bank.

Specializations

Case Management (MSN)
The case management specialization provided by Grantham University is a great option for nursing professionals who are interested in working with patient referrals and treatment programs in their career. Throughout the curriculum for this program, students can learn about the various health services and programs available to patients in clinical settings, methods for teaming with other health-related organizations and the regulations present within the patient care sector. There may be job opportunities available to professionals with this specialization in clinical settings, as well as with state agencies that are focused on human services.

Nursing Education (MSN)
Nurse educators can make a huge contribution to the field of nursing. Within this specialty, nurses can learn techniques and tools for teaching others that aspire to be great nurses. Some of the course work for this concentration may include Curriculum Development, Concepts of Distance Education and Diverse Populations and Healthcare. These topics can contribute to how well nurse educators assist with providing great quality education to current and upcoming nursing professionals. The skills that can be acquired through this specialization can help nursing professionals become effective trainers in a clinical environment or instructors at the college level.

Nursing Informatics (MSN)
Since technology is so influential and involved in the healthcare field, nursing students can have the option to pursue IT-based specializations alongside their standard nursing courses. Nursing informatics takes into consideration the need for additional learning with computer information systems, information security and database management. Some of the topics covered in this specialty include a look into different healthcare systems and the legal and ethical constituents of healthcare information systems.

Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership (MSN)
Nurses interested in becoming leadership professionals during the course of their career are encouraged to enroll in a specialization that can help them learn more about how the nursing field operates. Nursing management and organizational leadership courses can include courses that help students gain better management skills, communication skills and ethical methods for daily progress. Pursuing a career as a management professional in healthcare can have certain benefits, as well, with the BLS reporting that healthcare managers can earn around $98,350 per year while working in the United States.

Our Mission

Grantham University's College of Nursing Faculty is committed to transforming nursing through the provision of an innovative advanced nursing education that removes barriers such as accessibility, deployment, and discrimination. The College of Nursing provides an asynchronous online learning community for students from diverse cultures to expand the evidence-based practice of professional nursing through transformational leadership leading to improved health outcomes in a global society.

Read the college's complete mission statement and philosophy.

Grantham University offers one of the lowest tuition rates1 adding value to your online nursing degree.

School
RN > BSN
MSN
FEES
Grantham University
$295
$350
$50/CH
Grantham Heroes Program1
$250
$250
$0
Comparable Online University*
$480
$750
$300/TERM
1= Grantham Heroes Program is for certified or licensed patient care workers, such as nurses and technicians, as well as their spouses and children
*= Tuition and fees based on average estimates of leading comparable online nursing programs
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Online Nursing Certificate and Degree Programs

The College of Nursing at Grantham University offers the following online programs:
Nursing Education (Graduate) (Certificate)
Nursing Leadership & Organizational Leadership (Graduate) (Certificate)
RN-BSN Degree Completion (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
Case Management (MSN)*
Nursing Education (MSN)*
Nursing Informatics (MSN)*
Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership (MSN)*

*A variety of required direct care clinical experiences exist in courses as the student moves through the curriculum. Instructions for the clinical experiences are identified within the course syllabus and in specific course assignments.

ACEN and CCNE Accredited

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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Grantham University is proudly accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its College of Nursing programs*. These prestigious accreditations from organizations committed to excellence in nursing education serve to validate the quality of our nursing programs, faculty and process.

*The RN-BSN Degree Completion in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing and the four specializations master's degree programs in nursing at Grantham University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Difference Between MSN Degrees

Students can select one of four different specializations when pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing at Grantham University. Each specialization provides a path to a different sector of nursing. Core course topics include advanced practices within nursing, the legal and ethical issues that impact the industry, and physical assessment methods. Each degree requires 36 credit hours and a certain amount of clinical experience.

Case Management is geared toward nursing professionals who will pursue managerial and administrative positions. Students will develop the skills needed to provide short- and long-term care to patients dealing with various illnesses or recovering from surgery. Healthcare needs will be explored in diverse populations and other parts of the world.

Education aims to help professionals become better healthcare educators. Students will learn how to build a comprehensive, professionally relevant curriculum that contributes to a successful nursing career. Topics covered include the accreditation process and how to deliver education in both in-person and remote formats.

Informatics is the study of information technology within healthcare to improve patient outcomes. Students will learn advanced nursing concepts, such as the impact of healthcare practices and procedures in different environments, how patient care has become more efficient over time, and more. Students will also study client privacy and security regulations, and explore new tools used to keep vulnerability and risk low.

Management and Organizational Leadership emphasizes the executive level of healthcare. This includes the business aspect of healthcare facilities and strategies for efficient operations. Students will learn leadership skills that allow them to deal with team conflicts, increase collaboration among healthcare staff, and improve morale and efficiency.

All four specializations conclude with a research seminar and practicum that looks into emerging nursing trends. Students will showcase what they have learned (including critical thinking and teamwork skills) throughout their studies with evidence-based treatment planning and patient care. 90 hours of direct and indirect practicum experience is required to complete the practicum portion of the program, and 244 total clock hours of practice is required over the span of seven total courses.

Important Documents for Online Nursing Degree Programs

These documents are provided to help you in your nursing education and your career:

Program Outcomes

Nursing Faculty

The faculty for Grantham’s College of Nursing are master educators and professional mentors – with plenty of real-world practice in their fields – dedicated to teaching, scholarship and service.

FACULTY LISTING
Cheryl Rules, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CNE;
Dean, College of Nursing & Allied Health
Evelyn Bowman, PhD, MSN, RN
Kristine Broger, DNP, MHA, RN, CCRN Timothy Farrell; DNP, RN
Patricia Frost, MSN, RN Elizabeth Gondek, MSN, MS, MA
Joan Haizlip, MSN Carol Howland, MSN, RN
Tresa Kaur, PhD, MSN Nicole Kemp, MSN, RN, FNP
Vanessa Kramasz, MSN, RN Delaney LaRosa, MSN, RN
Margaret McGannon, MSN, RN, CNE Mary Jane Neri, DNP, MSN, RN, CSSM, CNOR
Gloria Ohmart, EdD, MN, RN Karin Polifko, PHD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Kelli Reid, MSN, RN Susan Troell, RN, RDH,MSN, MEd
Kristine Weber, DNP, RN  

Nursing Program Disclosures

Students should review the educational and employment regulations for practice in the state(s) in which they are licensed. Grantham University cannot not ensure that the completion of course work in a program will permit an individual to obtain licensure, endorsement, state or national credentials, and/or employment. Individual schools and/or Boards of Nursing establish their own requirements for matriculation into higher levels of education.

Grantham University is driven and aligned under 3 pillars:
Student Success – Students are positioned for the greatest success when the institution is passionate about their success.
Student Experience – Students should have an experience that is seamless, supportive and easy to navigate.
University Excellence – Continually improving, challenging ourselves and others, and creating an exceptional educational offering.

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