Online Nursing Degrees for Health Professionals

As the population grows and baby boomers age, the chronic shortage of nurses escalates.

American Military University answers the need with a variety of Nursing degree options, including an online RN to BSN, online RN to MSN, and online MSN program.

Things to know about AMU's nursing programs:

  • The Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in nursing at American Public University System are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Flexible with monthly start dates, mostly 8-week class formats, and no set login times
  • Affordable, including no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

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About the Online RN to BSN Program
Advance your knowledge and professional development through this program. It is open to individuals who have earned an associate degree in Nursing and have a current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse.

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About the Online RN to MSN Program
Accelerate your education and advance your nursing practice as you earn both a BSN and MSN in this single program. Through AMU's program, you can substitute three BSN-level courses for three MSN-level courses, saving you 9 credit hours.

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About the Online MSN Program
Prepare to be an agent of change in today's dynamic health industry. In this 36-credit program, you will choose from two tracks: Nurse Educator or Nurse Leader.

NOTE: Our nursing programs are currently not open for admission to Tennessee residents or Washington State residents.

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Tuition Costs*

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military tuition grant.

Military Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $285/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $250 per credit hour $370/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

Percentage of Students with Transfer Credit 93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Military University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Select your desired program from our 200+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, complete our form and an admissions representative will help you select the best fit for you.


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After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.

Classes begin April 6.

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