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Nursing Degree Programs

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Bryant & Stratton College Nursing Programs

Wherever you are in your professional nursing journey, Bryant & Stratton College offers a number of nursing education paths to make the most of your passion for patient care – and take your expertise and practice to the next level. Whether you aspire to enter the nursing field or advance in your current role, our practical nursing diploma, as well as associate and bachelor’s degree nursing programs blend classroom theory with hands-on clinical experiences to enhance your nursing skills and build a stronger foundation for your nursing career. Not all nursing degree programs are offered each semester or at all Bryant & Stratton College locations.

Find The Nursing Program for You

Students interested in starting or advancing their nursing careers will find numerous opportunities at Bryant & Stratton College, where they can earn degrees that prepare them for various roles in hospitals, health systems, clinics, long-term care facilities, doctors’ offices, and more.

An Evolved Higher Education Experience

Bryant & Stratton College has been providing students with a strong, career-focused education for 170 years. With our career-focused degree programs and personalized support, you’ll graduate prepared to confidently pursue your career goals and make an immediate impact in your chosen field.

Non-Profit and Accredited

Bryant & Stratton College is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org

45+ Degree Options

B&SC offers a wide range of degree options for high-demand careers in clinical and non-clinical healthcare, business, early childhood education, human & legal services, design, hospitality, and technology.

Flexible Class Options

We understand that everyone’s schedule and lifestyle are different. We offer on-campus, live remote, and 100% online class options — choose what works best for you.

Personalized Support

Your success is our success. Our team of financial aid experts, faculty, academic advisors, and career services professionals are fully committed to helping you succeed every step of the way.

Stackable Career Pathways

Many of our programs are “stackable”, allowing you to start with a certificate or diploma and then build on those credentials towards an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Vibrant Community

At B&SC, you’ll find a diverse and supportive community of students all striving for a more promising future. You’ll have a multitude of opportunities to engage with your fellow classmates and build lifelong friendships.

Nursing Degree Details

Our nursing programs are designed to provide a well-rounded education, covering everything from basic patient care to lifespan development. We also offer a variety of clinical rotations to ensure you gain real-world experience before you graduate. Additionally, our programs are accredited (scroll down for details), guaranteeing that your degree will be respected by employers. Find the right program for you below!

ADN (General and NY)

The ADN Program at Bryant & Stratton College combines classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences to build critical-thinking skills and prepare students for a career in the healthcare industry. This program equips graduates with the knowledge needed to pursue their nursing license, including preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam upon graduation. Graduates will be ready for entry-level nursing roles in various healthcare settings, with the requirement of passing background checks and drug screenings.

LPN Diploma

The Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and offered at the Ohio, Virginia (Richmond), and Wisconsin campuses. The Practical Nursing Diploma program is offered at the Hampton Campus in Virginia and is applying for accreditation. After completing the 41-credit program that can be completed in as few as 12 months, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam, which is required for licensure as a practical nurse.


The online RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This program is for registered nurses who are looking to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program is offered online in all states except New York, providing flexibility for working nurses. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to make the transition to professional nursing in a variety of settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

A degree in nursing is definitely challenging, whether it is the hardest degree to complete is a matter of opinion. But no matter how challenging it is, there is no doubt there is a need for the compassionate care that only a nurse can provide. If you desire to join the healthcare ranks, know that you are needed and necessary.

Depending on the degree program, you could be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) working under the oversight of Registered Nurses (RN) and Medical Doctors (MD) to provide hands-on patient care, from monitoring vital signs to changing bandages. RNs have a bigger role in providing and coordinating patient care.

At Bryant & Stratton College, our Practical Nursing Diploma can help you gain the skills, education and experience you need to take the NCLEX-PN exam and become a Licensed Practical Nurse in about a year. We also offer a two-year AAS in Nursing degree that can prepare you to take the NCLEX-RN and become a Registered Nurse (RN).

There are diploma programs that can help you become a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN). If you want to become a Registered Nurse (RN), you’ll need to complete at least an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and take the NCLEX-RN exam. Of course, you can continue moving up the career ladder with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or even a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

That depends on your ultimate nursing goal. To become a Registered Nurse (RN), you’ll need to complete at least an associate-level degree from an accredited nursing program. Then you’ll need to take the NCLEX-RN exam. If you want to start your nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse, you can pursue a less-intensive practical nursing diploma before taking the NCLEX-PN exam.

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Program Disclosures

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW Suite 750
Washington DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

*Your individual time to complete the program may vary based on courseload

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