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. Kaplan University

    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
      • Master of Science - DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult - Gerontology Practitioner
      • M.S. in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Master: Nursing/Nurse Educator
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (RN License Required)
      • Bachelor: Health Science
      • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin
    Certificate
      • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
      • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Ashford University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
      • BA/Gerontology
      • B.A. - Health Care Admin
      • BS/Health Information Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader
      • MS in Nursing: Generalist
      • MSN in Nurse Educator
      • MS in Healthcare Administration
      • MSM in Healthcare
      • MS in Nursing: Patient Quality and Safety
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • BS Business Admin w/conc in Healthcare Administration
      • BS Health Science
      • BS Healthcare Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Nursing With a Concentration in Family
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • RN to Bachelor's in Nursing
    Certificate
      • Diploma: Medical Assisting
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Trident University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Health Sciences (Ph.D. HS)
    Master's
      • Master's - Health Administration
      • Master's - Health Sciences
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's - Health Sciences
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
      • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Management - Health Care Management and Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
      • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
      • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
      • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Health Care Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Health Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Penn Foster Career School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma - Home Health Aide
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Education Sepcialist - Nursing Education
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration

Featured Schools

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

Kaplan University

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

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Ashford University

  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • BA/Gerontology
  • B.A. - Health Care Admin

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • MS in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MS in Nursing: Generalist
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • BS Business Admin w/conc in Healthcare Administration

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Herzing University

  • Master of Science - Nursing With a Concentration in Family
  • RN to Bachelor's in Nursing
  • Diploma: Medical Assisting

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Trident University

  • Health Sciences (Ph.D. HS)
  • Master's - Health Administration
  • Bachelor's - Health Sciences

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Management - Health Care Management and Leadership
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

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Saint Joseph's University

  • MS - Health Admin

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