To inform and guide prospective nursing students to valuable educational options, Nursing School Hub released its new 2019 rankings of the best online nursing degree programs in the U.S. Four recent rankings cover the gamut of online nursing degree programs: top 25 online RN to BSN programs 2019, top online RN to MSN programs 2019, top online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs 2019 and top 25 most affordable online nursing degree programs 2019.
The top three online BSN programs for 2019 are: 1) University of Arkansas 2) University of Central Florida 3) CUNY School of Professional Studies.
The top three online MSN programs for 2019 are: 1) Johns Hopkins University 2) University of Colorado Anschutz 3) University of Pittsburgh.
The top three online DNP programs for 2019 are: 1) Johns Hopkins University 2) University of Colorado Anschutz 3) University of Pittsburgh.
The top three most affordable online nursing degrees for 2019 are: 1) College of Coastal Georgia 2) Georgia Southern University 3) Fort Hays State Universities.
"The work of a nurse is arguably the most crucial in the entire healthcare system," Nursing School Hub editors explain; "without them, healthcare would grind to a halt." Education and training is extremely important for the nursing field: "thorough, accurate, and holistic training of nurses is mandatory to achieve the required credentials and competencies." Since nurses aren't encouraged to quit for 2-3 years for more schooling, online RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are crucial to nursing education.
As BDC editors explain, "The best online nursing programs will provide working nurses with all they need to pass their RN exam, and to extend their education beyond the basics of an associate's degree." Online RN or BSN to MSN programs are "key to higher pay, greater responsibility, and increased career potential." And as the Doctor of Nursing Practice becomes more widely recognized as the standard for leadership and advanced practice like Nurse Midwifery and Nurse Anesthetist, online DNP programs make sure "working nurses can juggle the demands of their professional careers and their families with their coursework and clinicals."
The full lists, with complete profiles and FAQs, can be seen on Nursing School Hub’s website.