Top RN to BSN Releases 50 Best Online RN to BSN Programs 2017

Top RN to BSN, an independent online guide to the best higher education and career options for current and prospective nurses, released their 50 Best Online RN to BSN Programs 2017.

With the demands of contemporary nursing--some due to an aging and booming population, some from the complexities of the healthcare system, and some from a critical nursing shortage that results in long, stressful hours--many working RNs are returning to school to develop their skills and improve their credentials for promotion. Of course, the extremely demanding hours of most nurses make night school challenging, much less taking an absence to go to an on-campus program full-time.

Online RN to BSN bridge or degree completion programs have emerged in recent years to give busy nurses the opportunity to earn their bachelor's degree on their own time, from every kind of higher education institution. Top RN to BSN has used the most current data and statistics to put together an authoritative, unbiased guide to the best opportunities, combining quality, affordability, and career success to guide prospective BSN students to the best choices for their needs.

Top RN to BSN ranks online programs using three data points: reputation according to US News & World Report ranking; graduate salary according to College Scorecard data; and affordability based on the school's non-resident tuition rate.

The top three Best Online RN to BSN Programs for 2017 are: 1) CUNY School of Professional Studies in New York, New York; 2) University of Arkansas in FayettevilleArkansas; (3) University of Massachusetts at AmherstMassachusetts. Top RN to BSN congratulates the top three, as well as all the top fifty!

The full list, in alphabetical order, reads as follows:

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

Ashland University - Ashland, OH

Ball State University - Muncie, IN

Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH

CUNY School of Professional Studies - New York, NY

California Baptist University - Riverside, CA

California University of Pennsylvania - California, PA

Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Clarion, PA

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, CO

Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA

Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA

Ferris State University - Big Rapids, MI

Fitchburg State University - Fitchburg, MA

Florida International University - Miami, FL

Fort Hays State University - Hays, KS

Georgia College and State University - Milledgeville, GA

Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA

Indiana University Online - Bloomington, IN

Lamar University - Beaumont, TX

Linfield College - McMinnville, OR

Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL

McKendree University - Lebanon, IL

Minot State University - Minot, ND

New England Institute of Technology - East Greenwich, RI

Northwestern College - Orange City, IO

Pace University - New York, NY

Pacific Union College - Angwin, CA

Penn State World Campus - University Park, PA

Robert Morris University - Moon, PA

SUNY Delhi - Delhi, NY

Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT

Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX

Siena Heights University - Adrian, MI

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - Slippery Rock, PA

Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO

Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH

Southwestern College - Wichita, KS

The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR

University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL

University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Amherst, MA

University of Missouri-St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington, NC

University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL

University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne, IN

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

Upper Iowa University - Fayette, IA

West Texas A&M University - Canyon, TX

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