School of Nursing

Advance your nursing career with online programs designed for busy RNs

Nurses get the job done - so don’t settle for less than you’re capable of. Aligned with Franklin’s long history of making career advancement possible for working adults, our School of Nursing blends online coursework with the necessary clinical placements to help busy RNs reach their professional goals.

The school’s faculty, comprised of leaders, scholars and clinicians, not only effectively teach and mentor students, they also offer inspiration and encouragement. Consistent with Franklin’s theory-to-practice curriculum model, nursing courses provide the opportunity for students to apply what they learn as they learn it. The combination yields capable nurses who are well-equipped to succeed in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Tailored to Fit

Pursue nursing specializations that align with your goals.

Real-World Practitioners

Learn from faculty with in-the-field experience.

Online Coursework

Balance earning your degree with other work-life commitments.

Accredited Online University

Nearly 80% of our students take online courses.

School of Nursing Purpose

Franklin University School of Nursing Purpose: We transform the future of healthcare through innovation, collaboration, opportunity, enthusiasm, and excellence in nursing education to benefit our students, our partners, and the communities we serve. By embracing diversity, change, and educational excellence based on the values of integrity and compassion, we nurture our students and provide them with robust learning opportunities. 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and the Master of Science in Nursing program at Franklin University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Franklin University are pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

As part of the initial accreditation for the programs, a CCNE on-site evaluation is scheduled for Sept. 28-30, 2022.

In accordance with CCNE's procedures, program constituents and other interested parties are invited to submit comments prior to the evaluation. All written third-party comments regarding Franklin University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program or post-graduate APRN certificate program must be received by CCNE by Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

Third-party comments should be submitted to

CCNE requires that all third-party comments be written in English. Comments are shared only with members of the evaluation team prior to their on-site review of the programs. At no time during the review process are these comments shared with the University. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Bachelor's Degrees

Master's Degrees

Doctoral Degrees