With day shifts, night shifts, and emergencies, the work schedule of a health care professional can be very demanding and stressful. Returning to school to advance your career may seem impossible without putting your current job on hold. Our certificate programs are designed to fit even the most demanding schedules. On average, students commit between 8 to 12 hours weekly to a program—you decide when and where to study.
Nursing Degree Programs:
Kaplan University's degree program offers an accredited, online R.N. to B.S.N. degree completion program that centers around health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, information and health care technologies, ethics, human diversity, management theory, and health care system and policies. A defining feature of the curriculum is its increased focus on leadership. The online nursing program features a capstone course, a requisite clinical course, and a professional development plan that includes career planning.
Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. The Health Care Pathways online certificate programs have been created exclusively for experienced health care professionals who want to expand their career options. Choose the online certificate that meets your professional goals. For further details about a program, click on the certificate that interests you.
Kaplan University, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Kaplan University Online Nursing Degree Programs
The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is widely considered a standard requirement for registered nurses (R.N.s) seeking broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program enables R.N.s to complete the education needed to enhance their skills to better meet the demands of patient care and qualify for new opportunities in specialized nursing and management fields. A bachelor's degree in nursing is essential for those serving in case manager and supervisory positions, and the program is also an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue graduate nursing studies. Kaplan University's degree program offers an accredited, online R.N.-to-B.S.N. degree completion program that centers around health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, information and health care technologies, ethics, human diversity, management theory, and health care system and policies.
Conducting crime scene investigations. Giving courtroom testimony. Treating assault victims. These are some of the responsibilities of a forensic nurse. You may find yourself employed in a medical examiner’s office, law enforcement agency, or specialized hospital unit collecting evidence at a crime scene or providing counseling to a victim of a sexual assault.
This program will provide RNs interested in the field of forensic nursing with the skills in the legal, scientific, and psychosocial aspects of forensic nursing. Students gain the requisite knowledge to identify injuries and/or death and their causes, collect evidence and document findings, and refer victims for appropriate follow-up care.
Our online self-study program can be completed in twelve months.
With the Forensic Nursing Certificate, you can confidently pursue a wide array of exciting career opportunities, including positions in medical examiners' offices, law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, and specialized hospital units.
RNs can take their nursing backgrounds and add marketable legal skills that will allow them to pursue employment opportunities at law firms or set up their own practices. Legal nurse consultants review, organize, and analyze medical records, perform medical and legal research, locate, and interview expert witnesses, and assist attorneys with pretrial and trial activities.
The courses in this certificate program provide a solid foundation in civil litigation, torts and medical liability, medical records summary and review, and health care risk management. An education in legal principles and practices, combined with a nursing background, is highly valued by hiring managers at law firms.
Our online self-study program can be completed in twelve months. Graduates of this certificate program may seek employment in areas such as Law Firms, Healthcare Organizations, Insurance Companies, Corporate Departments or in Independent Legal Nurse Consulting Practice.