Best Registered Nurse (RN) Degree Programs for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 8, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best registered nursing (RN) programs in the nation for 2017. Of the schools that were ranked, New York University, Cedar Crest College, Loyola University Chicago, Shenandoah University and Molloy College took the top five spots. More than a dozen unique data points and statistics reported by schools nationwide were used to score each school and compile the Top 50 list.

“Registered nurses are in-demand, and the field continues to be one of the fastest growing across the country,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list have shown a commitment to providing quality education and resources to help students kick-start their careers in nursing.”

To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ “Best” program list, colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each school is then scored on such criteria as the average NCLEX pass rate of graduating students, variety of program offerings, student/teacher ratios, employment and student support services and more.

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

The 50 Best Schools with Registered Nursing Degree Programs for 2017 include the following:
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Ball State University
  • Barton College
  • Berea College
  • Bethel College-Indiana
  • Bradley University
  • Capital University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Creighton University
  • Delaware State University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Carolina University
  • Gannon University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Goshen College
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lamar University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Millikin University
  • Molloy College
  • Moravian College
  • Nazareth College
  • New Jersey City University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Regis College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Simmons College
  • St. Catherine University
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • Union University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Saint Mary
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Ursuline College
  • Wesley College
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Xavier University

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