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Online Graduate Nursing Programs

The world of nursing is constantly changing, and Graceland is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date online graduate nursing programs and content possible.

We take great pride in having exceptional faculty, who review our nursing curriculum on an ongoing basis to ensure that each student is not simply meeting the requirements for nursing school but getting the best education possible. All nursing faculty are licensed as registered or advanced practice nurses. Faculty maintain clinical expertise through clinical practice, professional continuing education and faculty development activities. Many faculty hold additional certification in specialty practice areas.

We also understand the needs of the busy, working adult student, which is why we developed our online graduate nursing programs to provide the most flexibility possible. In fact, we were one of the pioneers in distance learning. Each nursing student has a program consultant dedicated to their success throughout our program. We also have a faculty advisor ready to counsel students as necessary.

We are also very proud that many of our applicants come to us from referrals from alumni, fellow nurses and others who have seen Graceland nursing graduates in action. Please click on the programs below for more information.


Master of Science in Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Post-Graduate MSN Certificate

RN to BSN to MSN

Graduate Student Handbook

About your location:

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Graceland University’s nursing program does not accept students who live in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina or Tennessee at this time.

Graceland University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for RN - BSN, MSN, Post-Grad Certification, and DNP programs.


CCNE Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.


NC-SARA logoGraceland University has been approved by Iowa to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements