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Kaplan University

Kaplan University was founded in 1937. There are campuses around the United States. Their most recent addition is their online campus. Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The school saw a need to help non traditional students receive the same quality of education through use of the internet. Many work and have family obligations so they cannot attend traditional on site classes.

Kaplan University Online is a fully functional online school. It offers certificate, associate, bachelors and masters degree programs. There are eight schools all with a variety of career paths and degrees to choose from: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Criminal Justice, School of Education, School of Information Systems and Technology, School of Nursing, School of Health Sciences and School of Legal Studies. There are also health care and business and finance certificates available. If a student purses a certificate they should let their career counselor know if they plan on applying any of the credits towards a future degree. In this way a student can build towards future educational goals.

RN to BS in Nursing Completion Degree

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.

Accreditation: Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of
the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Delivery Format: This program is not one hundred percent online: a lab will need to be
completed and students must also participate in a clinical. The lab and clinical are required
and will need to be completed in the state of licensure.
Educational Level: Bachelor
Language: English
Requirements: A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in at
least one U.S. state, including the state in which a clinical will be completed.

Forensic Nursing Certificate

Interested in investigative sciences and victim advocacy? Consider the challenging field of forensic nursing. Forensic nurses may be called to a crime scene or accident to work with detectives, collect evidence, and take tissue and blood samples. Forensic nurses treat survivors of assaults or violent accidents, and victims of negligence, abuse, or violent crimes. The job is fast-paced and exciting, with real issues at stake. This program is designed for registered nurses interested in joining the dynamic field of forensics. *Please note this certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Accreditation: Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of
the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Delivery Format: Online
Educational Level: Continuing Education
Language: English

Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate

Your nursing education and clinical experience combined with the legal knowledge and research ability gained through the Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate will provide an abundance of career opportunities. Legal nurse consultants work with attorneys and other legal and health care professionals, contributing invaluable expertise to a myriad of issues including malpractice lawsuits, medical insurance claims, and workers’ compensation cases. By obtaining a Kaplan University certificate, you can earn a lucrative salary or open your own legal nurse consulting practice. This program is for registered nurses interested in the law, legal procedure, and working with legal professionals in a variety of legal and health care environments. *Please note this certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Accreditation: Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of
the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Delivery Format: Online
Educational Level: Continuing Education
Language: English

Life Care Planning Certificate

As a qualified rehabilitation professional or registered nurse, you can anticipate a satisfying and lucrative career in facilitating the care and treatment of individuals with catastrophic injuries or chronic health problems. Designed by life care planning experts, the online Life Care Planning Certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue career opportunities with attorneys, insurance companies, and managed care organizations, or in independent practice. Students learn how to develop life care plans and gain expert knowledge of the medical, psychosocial, and economic aspects of disabilities and chronic health care conditions. This program is designed for: occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, case managers, social workers, psychologists, medical doctors, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, special education professionals, licensed speech pathologists, and professional counselors. *This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Accreditation: Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of
the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Delivery Format: Online
Educational Level: Continuing Education
Language: English
Requirements: This program is designed for qualified rehabilitation professionals:
occupational/physical therapists, rehabilitation/professional counselors, case managers,
social workers, psychologists, medical doctors, chiropractors, nurse practioners, special ed.