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Deepen Your Impact On The Healthcare Community

It’s time to advance your nursing career with an accredited and respected nursing degree from Thomas Edison State University. For five decades, Thomas Edison State University (TESU) has helped nurses like you elevate their skills, gain credentials, and make a greater impact in one of the most highly regarded, in-demand careers today by offering RN-BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN, DNP degrees and graduate certificates. 

TESU’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program is designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who are ready to further their education and pursue new career opportunities.

Our Accelerated BSN is designed for students who have either completed at least 60 college credits, a bachelor’s degree in another area or hold specific licenses** and are interested in becoming nurses. This is a full-time,15-month program that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX-RN), as well as employment in nursing upon graduation.

Interested in a graduate degree or certificate in nursing? We understand that career advancement is probably a key factor in your decision to further your education. With TESU’s relevant, up-to-date curriculum, we provide you with skills you can apply directly to your nursing career. Whether you are looking to get your MS in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or a graduate certificate, we are ready to help you succeed.

Our self-paced, online programs enable registered nurses to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees without the need to sacrifice their careers or personal responsibilities. Take the next step today with Thomas Edison State University.

TESU: Online. Accredited. Respected.

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**You may be able to receive college credit for some professional licenses.

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TESU hosts open houses, webinars, and information sessions throughout the year.

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Nursing Degree Programs Offered

*These programs require valid professional certifications and/or licenses.

Why Choose Thomas Edison State University?

Since 1972, TESU has been a leader in adult education, focusing exclusively on you. We understand the importance of providing flexibility with structure, and it’s our goal to provide a learning environment that is right for you and your needs. As a result, at TESU we strive to meet our ultimate goal – helping you to achieve a degree that will lead you to career advancement.

100+ Degree Programs

100+ Degree Programs
Choose from associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, plus certificates.

Year-Round Enrollment

Year-Round Enrollment
Undergraduate courses start monthly. Graduate courses have multiple start dates per year.

Online Classes

Online Classes
Study when and where it’s convenient for you with online classes.

Military Friendly

Friendly to the Military
As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to service members and their families.

Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits
We accept eligible transfer credits – from prior education, prior learning, and military training.

Fully Accredited

Fully Accredited
Accreditation matters. TESU is accredited by the Middle States Commission and has programmatic accreditation. Learn more »

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice program at Thomas Edison State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.