Names Top 50 Masters of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner for 2018

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News Image, an industry-leading educational research organization, announces the release of their Best Online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs for 2018. They have identified the top 50 programs in the nation that are the best in the areas of curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

Leveraging an exclusive data set comprised of interviews and surveys with current students and alumni, insights from health industry experts, and hiring managers from clinics and hospitals; every online health administration degree program was analyzed with 50 programs making it to the final 2018 list of the Best Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs. The methodology also incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Most importantly, only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a 15% annual growth in demand for graduates of this degree program, which is faster than the average for all occupations. “Our research shows that by 2024 there will be over a million career openings for registered nurses, largely due to the rising number of older Americans.” stated Barbara Montgomery, Program Recognition Manager. “With the nation on the verge of a severe shortage of well-trained nurses, there is an unprecedented need for advanced nursing degrees.” This is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed, and ranked the top 50 Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner degree programs. View the complete ranking at:

2018 Best Online Masters of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (in alphabetical order):

Angelo State University
Ball State University
Baylor University
Boise State University
Briar Cliff University
Clarkson College
Columbus State University
Delta State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Frontier Nursing University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia SouthWestern State University
Graceland University
Illinois State University
Loyola University New Orleans
Maryville University of Saint Louis
McNeese State University
MCPHS University
Medical University of South Carolina
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern State University
Regis University
Samuel Merritt University
Seton Hall University
Simmons University
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Stony Brook University
Tennessee State University
Texas A & M University-College Station
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Texas Tech University
The College of Saint Scholastica
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Missouri
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of North Dakota
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Upstate Medical University
Westchester University
Wright State University-Main Campus

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