CCNE-Accredited Nursing Programs

Rider University's baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Each program is offered 100% online and designed to be flexible for working nurses, allowing students to seamlessly integrate their education into their busy lives.

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CCNE Accredited

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Our nursing degrees

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Our nursing certificates

Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner

With this credential, you’ll be able to practice in the FNP specialty area. The certification is completed 100% online with off-site clinicals. For those who already have a master’s degree in nursing.

Post-Master's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Develop your expertise in the psychiatric-mental health specialty and provide much needed access to psychiatric care, while challenging the stigma surrounding mental illness. For those who already have a master’s degree in nursing.

Post-Master’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Expand your practice in a new specialty with the online certificate. Gain the experience and skills necessary to assist your patients with living their best quality of life. For those who already have a master’s degree in nursing.

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Benefits of pursuing graduate-level education

What you’ll get:

  • Increased employability - Our graduate nursing programs satisfy several state’s licensure requirements (PDF). 
  • Improvement in salary and promotion potential upon degree completion
  • Enhanced analytical, communications and technology skills
  • Opportunity to retool and to change careers
  • Confidence in your strategic leadership capabilities
  • Access to a strong and diverse network of faculty, colleagues and alumni
Meghan Rolston
I chose Rider's MSN AGPCNP program because I am working full-time as an ICU RN and was looking for a very organized, professional and high-quality program. I am happy to say Rider has met and exceeded my expectations.”
Meghan Rolston '22
Master of Science in Nursing and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
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University partnerships

Rider University is proud to partner with Capital Health and give back to healthcare workers by offering a tuition discount and additional benefits to eligible employees. Other partners include The State of New Jersey, Penn Medicine Princeton Health (through the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber) and Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.

Start your journey

At Rider, no one rides alone. We will be with you every step of the way. So get in touch! We can’t wait to hear from you.