A world of possibilities. Online.

Health Programs — Online

Request Information

required
Form step 1 of 3
Program of Interest
The RN to BSN program requires you to have a valid RN license or to have earned one within your first semester of the program.

Which of these statements applies to you?
The DNP – Nurse Practitioner program requires you to be licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania, or to be licensed prior to being admitted into the program.

Which of these statements applies to you?
The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program requires you to be licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania, or to be licensed prior to being admitted into the program.

Which of these statements applies to you?
The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program requires you to be licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania, or to be licensed prior to being admitted into the program.

Which of these statements applies to you?
The Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program requires you to be licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania, or to be licensed prior to being admitted into the program.

Which of these statements applies to you?

I agree to be contacted via phone, email, and text by Penn State World Campus and affiliates. I understand my information may also be shared with select providers to offer ads that may be of interest to me.Privacy Policy. reCAPTCHA protected. Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Choose the Health Care Program That’s Right for You

Whether you're just starting out in health care or are ready to advance your career, Penn State's health and human development–focused degrees and certificates, offered online through Penn State World Campus, can help you gain the expertise you need to succeed.

Undergraduate Programs

Biobehavioral Health (Bachelor of Science)
Study the science behind health as you learn how the interaction among biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental factors influence human health and illness. Interdisciplinary course work will help you focus on the development of interventions to improve health outcomes.
Health Policy and Administration (Bachelor of Science)
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to balance cost, access, and quality in policy-related health care administration positions. This online degree program includes an internship that can give you valuable real-world experience in the field.
Human Development and Family Studies (Bachelor of Science)
Learn how individuals develop from birth to old age, how families and communities influence these processes, and how to apply this knowledge to develop interventions that improve people’s lives through hands-on course work in this online Bachelor of Science degree program.
Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)
Learn about human behavior, how it is studied, and how psychology impacts almost every area of society to help us understand our interactions with others. This online psychology degree can help you acquire research, analytical, and writing skills that are valuable across a variety of job sectors.
Psychology (Bachelor of Science)
Tailor your degree to align with your career goals by choosing to focus on life sciences or the business aspects of psychology. This online degree program emphasizes research methods and critical thinking and offers opportunities for career exploration in psychology and related fields.
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (Bachelor of Science)
Learn to support and develop opportunities for recreation management and tourism management that benefit the economy and environment as well as the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of people and communities with this online degree program.
Human Development and Family Studies (Associate in Science)
Prepare for a rewarding career that makes a difference in people's lives. This online associate degree program explores family development and life span and can provide you with the entry-level professional skills you need for a variety of careers in human service professions.

Graduate Degrees

Health Policy and Administration (Master of Health Administration)
Prepare for challenging leadership positions in health care by supplementing your health-related work experience with a strong business management education. The online MHA program can give you the tools to lead change and solve problems in the dynamic health care environment.
Nutritional Sciences (Master of Professional Studies)
Enhance your leadership skills and prepare for evidence-based advanced practice in the field of nutrition. You can complete this online nutrition master's degree program with or without an optional Experiential Track, the pathway to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential.

Are you a registered nurse looking to take the next step in your career? Whether you are looking to further your education for yourself, your family, or your employer, we can help you succeed — on your terms.

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Nursing (RN to BSN)
Advance your knowledge of theory and your clinical skills while making yourself more marketable in the current health care industry. This online degree program is for currently licensed Registered Nurses (RN) with an associate degree or diploma who would like to continue their education with a BSN.
Nursing Forensics (Undergraduate Certificate)
Gain the tools you need to provide specialized services for victims and perpetrators of traumatic events. You can learn about evidence collection and preservation; forensic documentation; the recognition of domestic violence, assault, and stalking; and legal and ethical issues.
Nursing Informatics (Undergraduate Certificate)
Learn to support the implementation and use of informatics tools in technology-rich health care environments. The curriculum in this online certificate program includes courses on electronic health records, clinical decision support tools, and other topics geared specifically for registered nurses.
Nursing Management (Undergraduate Certificate)
Gain a better understanding of the administration of nursing services and learn to manage budgets, data, and nursing personnel. The courses in this online certificate program give you the opportunity to acquire the latest techniques and skills, which you can apply in your health care organization.

Graduate Nursing Programs

Nursing Practice - Leadership (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Prepare for the highest level of clinical nursing practice with this professional, practice-focused online doctoral degree program. The DNP–Leadership degree has two entry pathways based on your previous education and nursing experience: directly from the B.S. in Nursing or post–Master of Science in Nursing.
Nursing Practice - Nurse Practitioner (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Prepare to provide direct and specific client care through an expanded nursing role with this online nurse practitioner doctoral degree program, available exclusively to nurses who are licensed to practice professional nursing in Pennsylvania. Choose from four specializations.
Nursing (Master of Science in Nursing)
Prepare for nursing leadership or educational positions with the CCNE–accredited MSN program. This online master's degree program is designed for registered nurses who have bachelor’s degrees in nursing.
Nurse Administrator (Graduate Certificate)
Expand your knowledge of the business of health care, with topics including health care economics, fiscal planning, and data management. This online certificate program can provide you with the decision-making and problem-solving strategies necessary for a role in nursing administration.
Nurse Educator (Graduate Certificate)
Gain the skills you need to influence the success of the next generation of nurses. This online nurse educator certificate program can prepare you to meet the diverse needs of students in classroom, clinical, and online educational settings.

We Are Penn State Online

This is the real Penn State. You will take courses with curriculum developed by the same professors who teach on campus. You can expect the same caliber of academic quality that you associate with Penn State.