College's Online RN to BSN Program Ranked No. 1

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By: Bill Bangert

The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) online program is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. by the website Affordable Colleges Online. The list names the top 50 online programs for registered nurses who want to earn their BSN based on more than a dozen metrics, including cost and overall quality.  

"Earning a bachelor of science in nursing can give registered nurses the edge they need to improve their salary or advance their career,” says Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a higher education information and resource provider. "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.”

According to Affordable Colleges Online, to qualify for a spot in its rankings, colleges have to meet several minimum requirements, including being institutionally accredited and maintaining a public or private not-for-profit standing. Each college is also analyzed based on the availability and amount of financial aid, graduation rates by school, and their students’ National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse pass rate. The overall scores of all qualified schools are then compared to determine the final ranking.

In arriving at an overall score of 99.79 for the UC College of Nursing RN-BSN program, Affordable Colleges Online referenced the program providing students the freedom they need "to complete a rigorous program while working a full-time job. To that end, the school allows students to take courses on a flexible schedule and create an adjustable academic plan that meets their individual needs.”

The UC College of Nursing RN-BSN online program was also recently ranked No. 3 in the U.S. by Best College Reviews, one of many high rankings achieved by the college in recent years.