Free Online Nursing Courses from Top Universities

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Nursing courses are available online for free via schools like Open University and Liberty University. Students can study things like care relationships and the advanced practice of nursing theory.
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Free Nursing Courses

Free nursing courses are available online through these universities listed below. Students can access course materials with a mobile device, home computer or laptop and an internet connection.

Open University

The care relationships course from Open University offers an analysis of care relationships. Students gain an understanding of the roles people play in care relationships.

Liberty University

Liberty University offers audio and video lectures on nursing theory via iTunes. Students can stream or download courses with topics like grand nursing theories and the application of theory in nursing.

Free Online Nursing Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Care Relationships course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Nursing Theory and Advanced Practice course from Liberty University Beginner-advanced Audio/video lectures No No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Nursing (RN completion to BS) (RN req.)
      • Nursing (RN completion to BS) (RN req.)
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
      • MS in Nursing (from RN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
      • MS in Nursing (MSN from BSN) - Public Health Nursing
      • MS in Nursing (MSN from RN) - Public Health Nursing
      • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
      • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Nursing (BSN) - RN-BSN-MSN Track
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • MBA and MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
      • MBA and MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (dual degree)
      • MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
      • M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Education
      • MS in Nursing: Nursing Education
      • MBA: Health Systems Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to BSN)
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    Master's
      • Accelerated BSN to MSN
      • MS in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
      • MS in Nursing
      • Master of Science - DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Master of Science - DNP Adult Nurse Practitioner
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (RN License Required)
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor - Nursing Practice
    Master's
      • MS - Nursing - Nursing Administration
      • MS - Nursing - Nursing Education
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    Master's
      • M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Leadership & Management
      • M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Educator
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
      • B.S. in Professional Studies - Nursing Home Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services
    Certificate
      • Diploma: Medical Assisting
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Education Specialist - Nursing Education
    Master's
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    9. George Fox University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Independence University

  • Nursing (RN completion to BS) (RN req.)

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Walden University

  • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
  • MS in Nursing (from RN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
  • BS in Nursing (BSN) - RN-BSN-MSN Track

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Grand Canyon University

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • MBA and MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • BS in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to BSN)

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (RN License Required)

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor - Nursing Practice
  • MS - Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • BS - Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Leadership & Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Herzing University

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services
  • Diploma: Medical Assisting

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Northcentral University

  • Education Specialist - Nursing Education
  • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration

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