What Are the Top Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the United States?
Students seeking to enroll in a superior nursing program may choose to attend one of the following two schools. Read on to learn more about the rankings of said schools, the program requirements and courses, and other details.
Both of the following schools have been highly ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among national universities. Students may choose from programs leading to bachelor's degrees; additional programs including an accelerated track and a combined bachelor's/master's degree are also available. Nursing students may gain experience through work-study rotations at local hospitals or might have the chance to study abroad, depending on the school in which they choose to enroll. Additionally, research fellowship opportunities may be extended to some nursing students. Learn more about two of the best schools to offer undergraduate nursing programs in the U.S.
Top Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the U.S.
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
The University of Pennsylvania was ranked the number four college in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report. Its School of Nursing affords nursing majors the opportunity to complete rotations in renowned Philadelphia area hospitals, including the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The nursing school also works in conjunction with the university's business, liberal arts, and engineering schools to offer aspiring nurses double major opportunities. In addition to a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, Penn makes available an accelerated bachelor's program in nursing for those already holding a degree in another subject, as well as a combined BSN and Master of Science in Nursing program.
Founded in 1863, Boston College was named a 2010 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review and ranked 31st among the best national universities with the U.S. News & World Report in 2014. Its William F. Connell School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program which combines nursing classes in adult and child health as well as maternity, community, and psychiatric nursing. Nursing students in their junior year may elect to study abroad. Graduates of Boston College's nursing school have a 95% passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Select nursing majors may qualify for undergraduate research fellowship opportunities or early entrance into the university's nursing master's program.
List of 20 Good Undergraduate Nursing Schools in the U.S.
|College/University Name||Student Population||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University - Main Campus||53,715||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|University of Florida||51,474||355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611||(352) 392-3261|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||51,140||100 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455||(612) 625-5000|
|Michigan State University||46,510||East Lansing, MI 48824||(517) 355-1855|
|Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus||44,406||201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802||(814) 865-4700|
|New York University||42,189||70 Washington Square S., New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|Purdue University - Main Campus||41,433||Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Washington - Seattle Campus||39,675||1400 N.E. Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195||(702) 651-5000|
|Temple University||35,490||1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122||(818) 677-1200|
|Brigham Young University||34,244||Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602||(800) 925-3368|
|University of Southern California||33,747||University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089||(801) 422-4636|
|University of Iowa||29,152||101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242||(414) 229-1122|
|University of Virginia - Main Campus||24,541||Charlottesville, VA 22904||(269) 387-3530|
|Auburn University - Main Campus||24,530||Auburn, AL 36849||(434) 924-0311|
|University of Pennsylvania||24,107||3451 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104||(215) 898-5000|
|Columbia University||23,196||116 St. and Broadway, New York, NY 10027||(704) 687-2000|
|Drexel University||21,537||3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104||(956) 872-8311|
|Johns Hopkins University||19,758||3400 N. Charles St., Mason Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218||(336) 334-5000|
|Clemson University||18,454||201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634||(864) 656-4636|
|Boston College||14,836||140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467||(607) 777-2000|
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