50 Best Accelerated Nursing Programs in the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) March 09, 2017 – The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with accelerated nursing programs for 2017. Comparing more than a dozen unique statistics and data points submitted by schools nationwide, the group determined the Top 50 fast-track programs for nursing students, with University of Washington, Drexel University, Duke University, New York University and Loyola University Chicago earning the highest marks.

“Fast-track higher education programs require hard work, and the schools on our list have demonstrated that they have the resources to help ambitious nursing students earn a high-quality degree on an accelerated timeline,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.

To earn a spot on the “Best” list, colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Accelerated nursing programs are evaluated based on basic criteria such as student/teacher ratios, support services and financial aid availability, as well as other qualitative and quantitative data including the average NCLEX pass rate of graduating students.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:


The Best Online Schools with Accelerated Nursing Programs for 2017 include the following:
  • Allen College
  • Ashland University
  • Augustana College
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Bradley University
  • Capital University
  • Creighton University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Carolina University
  • Emory University
  • Felician College
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Jacksonville University
  • Lewis University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Lynchburg College
  • Misericordia University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio University-Main Campus
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Regis College
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Simmons College
  • Texas A & M University-College Station
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • Union University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Ursuline College
  • Valparaiso University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Xavier University

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