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Advance your Nursing Career.

It’s time to advance your nursing career with an accredited, respected nursing degree. Thomas Edison State University can help you elevate your skills, gain credentials, and make a greater impact in the evolving field of nursing. 

TESU’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program is designed for licensed registered nurses ready to further their education and pursue new career opportunities. Already have a bachelor’s degree? Our accelerated 2nd degree BSN is designed specifically for those who have previously earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree but who are now interested in becoming a nurse. This is a hybrid program with online and on-campus courses.

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 career to help you stand out from the crowd. Whether you are looking to get your MSN, DNP, or a nursing 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. We believe in you and your success and that is why we are here to help! But don’t take it from us, ask our alumni.

TESU. Online. Accredited. Respected. 

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Nursing Degree Programs Offered

The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program at Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey is a 12-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program designed for adults who have earned a bachelor's degree (non-nursing) completed prior to acceptance and who are interested in becoming registered nurses. This is an intense, full-time program that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX).

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The RN-BSN/MSN degree program at Thomas Edison State University is designed for experienced RNs who want a quality education with the convenience and flexibility that an online program can offer.

RN-BSN Program
Graduates of associate degree and diploma programs of Nursing may enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree only (RN-BSN program).

RN-BSN/MSN Program
Students may also earn both a BSN and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree (RN-BSN/MSN program) with preparation as a Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator or Nursing Informatics Specialist at the master's level.

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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program is designed for experienced nurses with a BSN degree who are independent learners and who want the convenience and flexibility an online program can offer. The MSN degree requires a minimum of 36 credits consisting of different combinations of courses: core, direct care core, electives, specialty, and Practicum. Two years experience in nursing is recommended and a BSN degree from an accredited program is required.

Three areas of nursing specialty are offered: Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics and Nursing Administration.

The Nurse Educator program prepares graduates for teaching roles in healthcare and academic settings. The Nursing Informatics program prepares graduates to function as a nursing informatics specialist. The Nursing Administration program prepares graduates for the role of nurse administrator in healthcare settings. A certificate in the selected area of specialty is awarded along with the MSN degree.

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an online doctoral degree program with a specialty area in Systems-Level Leadership. The program prepares students to lead healthcare organizations.

The 36-credit program focuses on the improvement of evidence-based outcomes using theoretical knowledge and systems-level initiatives to advance nurses to the highest level of nursing practice. The program prepares nurse leaders with competencies in advanced nursing practice, organizational leadership, economics and finance, healthcare policy and technology.

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The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing graduate nursing certificate programs are designed for experienced RNs with a master's in nursing who want to develop the knowledge and skills needed to practice in another area of nursing specialty.

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*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

Military Friendly
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 regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission and has programmatic accreditation. Learn more »

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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.