We’re dedicated to providing affordable education options to advance your nursing career. Our CCNE-accredited online programs use evidence-based innovation to educate and inspire nursing students to become exceptional care providers, educators and leaders. And although we’re high tech, we’re still high touch. Students always have support from faculty and from each other as they navigate their program.
If you’re a registered nurse, American College of Education is here to get you to the next level with our RN to BSN, BSN to MSN and RN to MSN programs, all built for your busy life at a price you can afford.
A program for RNs who wish to advance their skills and earn a full bachelor’s degree at one of the lowest prices available nationwide. It includes two “stackable” graduate-level courses that students won’t have to take if they choose to go on to an MSN at ACE.
Complete cost: $7,950, including tuition and fees.*
The full pathway to achieving your goals in one accelerated program. It contains the degrees and benefits of both individual programs (RN to BSN and BSN to MSN) with just one enrollment. This is ideal for nurses who wish to become educators or administrators in a healthcare setting.
Complete cost: $19,775, including tuition and fees.*
A master’s level program for RNs who’ve earned a BSN and want to advance their careers by becoming nurse educators or nurse managers. With an MSN from ACE, students gain greater knowledge and expertise, potential for career advancement or extension through a different role, and more variety in career options.
Complete cost: $11,930, including tuition and fees.*
This program is perfect for nurses who want to advance their knowledge in nursing education beyond a master’s degree without completing a dissertation. It’s also stackable, if you decide after completing the Ed.S. program that you would like to continue and complete an Ed.D. program with a dissertation. This means that you can apply your Ed.S. credits to the Ed.D. in Nursing Education and complete that program in just 37 credits.
Complete cost: $12,184, including tuition and fees.*
The Doctorate in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to help address the growing need for more RNs in today’s ever-expanding healthcare system. The American College of Education Ed.D in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum to prepare nurses as educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research to support their dissertation while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses.
Complete cost: $23,914, including tuition and fees.*
Are you a nurse with your eye on a leadership role? Are you a new nursing manager or director and want to enhance your skills and marketability? If nursing leadership is your goal, this is the program for you. This graduate-level certificate program will prepare you for the challenges you’ll face as a leader in today’s complex and demanding healthcare environment. Discover how to model leadership that reflects ethical and critical decision-making, collaborative relationships, responsible fiscal stewardship, and principles of quality improvement.
Complete cost: $4,275, including tuition and fees.*
If you’re a new nurse educator – or thinking about becoming one – this is the program for you. This graduate-level certificate will prepare you to teach using the latest simulation tools that replicate patient care scenarios. You’ll also explore ways to prepare, design, implement and evaluate teaching strategies that are the right fit for your students.
Complete cost: $4,275, including tuition and fees.*
“The obstacles of 2020 and juggling full-time work, remote learning for my kids and myself have demonstrated my ability to persevere thanks to the skills and confidence I’ve gained from my classes at ACE. The program has ensured my success as the sole Infection Preventionist in a rural hospital, while offering flexibility with its online program. ACE better prepared me to handle this pandemic, working many additional hours to use my knowledge to work more productively and offer staff support at my facility and throughout my community.”
“The instructors were very nurturing and professional while providing me an exemplary education to prepare me for my current and future positions. The instructors were excellent in providing the lessons effectively and efficiently via remote learning. I have long desired to advance my career in leadership and administrative positions believing that I can have a positive impact in those positions. I am confident that I will be able to do so with the skills and knowledge that I obtained in this program.”
“At ACE, you can find a rhythm that works for you. Nurses work all kinds of different shifts and jobs. We’re all busy adult learners juggling work and life and everything in between, but ACE is very consistent from term to term… They make it easy for you to set your own schedule.”
“I can say with certainty that the ridiculously busy mom or dad out there who feels they don’t have the time or energy to go back to nursing school can do it with the set-up ACE has devised. I can’t wait to explain to anyone with questions exactly why it is they will be so glad they made the choice to begin the RN-MSN program here. I also can’t wait to actually graduate from it myself!”
“I chose ACE because the nursing program seemed sensible and do-able. I liked that the classes were 5 or 10 weeks long and that they ran year-round. The college is well-functioning and organized, which instills confidence in me. I have not been disappointed! ”
By using what I learn at ACE in my current position, I am positively impacting others.
I believe ACE is effectively preparing me for the responsibilities I face in my job.
My professional skills are becoming stronger because of my time at ACE.
Source: 2020 RN to MSN course feedback surveys