Learn about the different

Nursing degrees for what YOU may want to do

Here on NursingDegrees.com, we have information on nursing degree programs, the schools that offer them, and the careers that can result after earning one. We’re here to help you learn what kind of nursing degree programs may best suit your educational needs and career goals, and to help you find schools in your area where you can earn such a degree.

Associate Degree

Learn about associate degree programs in nursing, such as the ADN, and transitory programs, such as the LPN-to-RN.

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Bachelor's Degree

Learn about bachelor’s degrees in nursing, such as the BSN, and transitory programs, such as the LPN-to-BSN.

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Master's Degree

Learn about master’s degree programs in nursing, such as the MSN, and transitory programs, such as the RN-to-MSN.

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Doctoral Degree

Learn about doctoral degree programs in nursing, such as the DNP, and transitory programs, such as the RN-to-DNP.

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How to Become a Nurse

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    Step One: Choose a Nursing Path

    The first step is to decide what kind of nurse you want to be. This is important for determining what kind of education and other requirements you should pursue.

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    Step Two: Earn a Degree

    Once you know what kind of nursing career you want, you can begin earning the appropriate education for the position. Make sure your school is accredited before you begin your program.

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    Step Three: Become Licensed

    Licensing is vital for being able to practice as a nurse. All states require nurses to become licensed, although requirements may vary for different careers in different states.

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    Step Four: Continue Learning

    Nurses are required to complete continuing education, usually every two years. You may also want to consider earning a higher-level degree in order to broaden your career options.

Nursing Careers


Licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses attend to basic medical services such as taking blood pressure, administering certain types of medication, recording vital signs and helping patients bathe and dress.

Registered Nurse

RNs can be found at hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, and other healthcare settings. They may administer medications, conduct tests and analyze results, and educate patients about illnesses or injuries.

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners are nurses with years of on-the-job experience and specialized graduate education. NPs can examine patients, perform diagnoses, plan treatments, and prescribe medications — duties usually reserved for doctors.

Nursing Manager

Nursing managers not only perform the regular duties of an RN, but also act as leaders and mentors to their nursing department. Using their leadership and management skills, they oversee and coordinate the entire nursing staff.

Nursing Schools Near Me

Learn about the quality of nursing schools in your state. We go over the best nursing schools in each state, covering details about their tuition costs, acceptance rate, average amount of financial aid available and more. You can also find information about local hospitals and medical centers, as well as state-specific data on salary and job growth for specific nursing careers.