Identifies Nation’s Best Online RN-to-BSN Programs

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Top 50 Schools Offering an Online Bachelor’s in Nursing for Registered Nurses Highlighted

Leading higher education information and resource provider has published its list of the best schools with online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) programs in the U.S. for 2017. The list names the top 50 online programs for registered nurses who wish to earn their BSN based on more than a dozen metrics, including cost and overall quality. University of Cincinnati, Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, Nova Southeastern University, East Carolina University and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine placed as the top five schools.

"Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can give registered nurses the edge they need to improve their salary or advance their career,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list have demonstrated their value because of their affordability and their ability to offer top-quality online programs that meet the needs of busy working nurses.”

To qualify for a spot on’s rankings, schools to meet several minimum requirements. Each college honored on the list is institutionally accredited and has public or private not-for-profit standing. Each is also analyzed based on the availability and amount of financial aid, graduation rates by school, and their students’ NCLEX-PN pass rate. follows strict affordability standards, requiring schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year to qualify. The overall scores of all qualified schools are compared to determine the final ranking.

For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit:

Top 50 Colleges with Online RN-to-BSN Programs in the nation for 2017:

Allen College
American International College
Briar Cliff University
Carlow University
Colby-Sawyer College
Duquesne University
East Carolina University
Fort Hays State University
Gardner-Webb University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Iowa Wesleyan College
Jacksonville State University
Malone University
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Midwestern State University
Misericordia University
Morehead State University
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Northern Arizona University
Nova Southeastern University
Ohio University-Main Campus
Regis University
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Simmons College
South Dakota State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Texas Woman's University
The Sage Colleges
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
University of Florida
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of North Dakota
University of North Florida
University of Northern Colorado
University of Saint Mary
University of Toledo
University of Wyoming
Virginia Commonwealth University
Viterbo University
Washburn University
Weber State University
Western Kentucky University
Youngstown State University

### began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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