Nation's Best Online RN-to-BSN Programs for 2017

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

Reno, Nev. (PR WEB) April 5, 2017 – 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 Online RN-to-BSN Programs in the U.S. 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
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