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. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
      • MS in Nursing (from RN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
      • MSN-BSN, Nurse Executive with Health Policy
      • MSN-BSN, Nurse Executive with Risk Management
      • MSN-RN, Nurse Executive with Health Policy
      • MSN-RN, Nurse Executive with Risk Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Nursing (BSN) - General
      • BS in Nursing - Tempo Learning
  • Online Programs Available
    2. 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)
    Certificate
      • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
      • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
      • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • RN to BSN
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Nursing Administration (MS)
      • Nursing Education (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Nursing (RN completion to BS) (RN req.)
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN
      • Nursing, MSN
    Bachelor's
      • Nursing Completion Program, BS
    Certificate
      • Family Nurse Practitioner, PG Cert
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership
  • Philadelphia, PA

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Durham, NC

    Duke University

Featured Schools

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

Walden University

  • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
  • MS in Nursing (from RN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
  • BS in Nursing (BSN) - General
  • BS in Nursing - Tempo Learning

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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)
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • RN to BSN
  • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services

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Independence University

  • Nursing Administration (MS)
  • Nursing Education (MS)
  • Nursing (RN completion to BS) (RN req.)

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Davenport University

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN
  • Nursing Completion Program, BS
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, PG Cert

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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Northcentral University

  • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration

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Colorado Christian University

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership

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