Bachelor of Science, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Master’s of Science in Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice

A passion for healthcare.
A commitment to community service.
A drive to learn all that is possible.

If you have some of the above attributes, then Coker University has nursing program for you. A degree from Coker provides you the knowledge, skills, and education to thrive in the nursing field, all while providing you a degree from a nationally recognized university in Hartsville, South Carolina. That’s the power of a nursing program that’s grounded in the real work, at work for you.

The job market for nurses is rapidly growing. The skills gained at Coker University are portable to any state.

Looking to further your nursing education? We are proud to offer extended nursing programs for working nurses looking to advance in their career. From a traditional bachelor’s program to a degree completion, or graduate degrees including a Doctorate of Nursing Practice – you’ll discover how you can be a leader in the nursing field.

The Coker Approach to



The traditional BSN program is offered in a hybrid format, allowing you the flexibility to work, care for your family, and learn on your schedule.

The RN-BSN, RN-MSN Bridge and MSN, and DNP programs are offered online.


BSN Program

Professors in Coker’s BSN program use a hybrid approach – meaning you can complete pre-work at home on your schedule to prepare for hands-on, job-applicable learning during class meeting times.

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RN to BSN Program

Coker’s RN-BSN Completion Program is designed for working nurses who wish to advance their education. Our program allows registered nurses to earn the recognition they deserve for the skills and abilities they possess in the field and provides them access to future professional opportunities in nursing. 

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Health Professional to BSN Program

The HP to BSN Program is designed for licensed practical nurses, paramedics (NREMT), and select military personnel who wish to become a registered nurse. Graduates are well prepared to gain employment as nursing generalists in multiple areas of practice.

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RN to MSN Bridge Program

The RN-MSN Bridge program at Coker University is tailored to meet the needs of working nurses, providing an accelerated pathway to a master’s degree. Students who meet transfer requirements complete a total of five courses over two to three semesters. 

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Master of Science in Nursing Program

Coker’s MSN Program is designed for working nurses who wish to advance their education through online, six-week courses. Tracks are available in nursing leadership.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Coker’s DNP Program is designed for working nurses who wish to advance their education through online, six-week courses.

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The Coker University, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN and Health Professional to BSN tracks delivered via distance education), Master’s Degree in Nursing (RN to MSN bridge and MSN tracks delivered via distance education), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (delivered via distance education) programs, are pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600
Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2487.

Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA ( no later than November 29, 2023.

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