Releases 2016-2017 List of Best Schools for Online Accelerated Nursing Students

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Ranking Highlights Top 50 Online Accelerated Nursing Programs in the U.S. for Quality, Value

Leading higher education information and resource site has released its list of the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Using a variety of cost and educational outcome data to compare accredited programs side by side, the list rates the University of Saint Mary, University of Wyoming, The Sage Colleges, University of Indianapolis and Samford University as the top-scoring schools for accelerated nursing students.

"As the demand for qualified nurses grows, more colleges are implementing fast-track education options for nursing students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "These programs are rigorous, but the schools on our list stand out for providing the best quality education and support to help students comprehend quickly and ultimately start their careers in nursing sooner.” required schools to meet several basic requirements to be considered for the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs list. Each college must be accredited by the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and be a public or private not-for-profit institution to be included. They must also offer students job placement and academic counseling services to qualify. Individual school scores are then determined by weighing a variety of qualitative and quantitative data points, such as nursing certification pass rates, tuition costs and more.

The Top 50 list of schools, as well as specific details on data and methodology used to determine ranking and scoring can be found at the link below:

An alphabetical list of schools on the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Programs list for 2016-2017:

Adelphi University
Albany State University
Ball State University
Barry University
Baylor University
Clemson University
Creighton University
DeSales University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
East Carolina University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Jacksonville University
Lewis University
Loyola University Chicago
Lynchburg College
New Mexico State University - Main Campus
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Ohio University - Main Campus
Olivet Nazarene University
Quinnipiac University
Robert Morris University
Rutgers University - Newark
Saint Xavier University
Samford University
Seton Hall University
Shenandoah University
Simmons College
Southern Nazarene University
Texas Christian University
The College of Saint Scholastica
The Sage Colleges
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of Delaware
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Indianapolis
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of North Florida
University of Northern Colorado
University of Saint Joseph
University of Saint Mary
University of Wyoming
Utica College
Valparaiso University
West Virginia University
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