Top Ranked Nursing Schools - Best Nursing Programs

Below are the top highly ranked nursing schools in the United States that offer the best nursing programs:

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Johns Hopkins University
This university has been ranked #1!
Located in Baltimore, Maryland
University of Pennsylvania
This university has been ranked #1!
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
This university has been ranked #1!
Located in Seattle, Washington
University of California-San Francisco
This university has been ranked #4!
Located in San Francisco, California
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This university has been ranked #4!
Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Best Online Nursing Programs

We want to help you discover ideas and opportunities that will help you achieve a gratifying career. Our ranking of online nursing schools is designed to help current and future nurses make a smart choice about where to begin and/or continue their nursing education.

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public research university in Chicago, Illinois that includes the largest medical school in the United States and a top-ranked College of Nursing. Accredited by CCNE.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is a private, Jesuit research university in Washington DC with an elite Nursing and Health Studies School, including the top-ranked Department of Nursing. Accredited by ACME and CCNE.

Indiana State University

Indiana State University is a public university located in Terre Haute, IN. Highly ranked by The Princeton Review, ISU also has an online nursing program acclaimed by US News and World Report. Accredited by HLC, NCA and NLNAC.

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing is a for-profit nursing school owned by DeVry Inc. with many locations around the US. The online nursing program has been cited by US News and World Report as one of the best online nursing programs for faculty credentials. Accredited by HLC, NCACS and CCNE.

Drexel University Online

Drexel University is a private research university in Philadelphia PA., known for its cooperative education program. The College of Nursing and Health Professions was one of the first nursing schools online, beginning in 1997. Accredited by NLNAC, CCNE and PA State Board of Nursing.

Types of Nursing Degrees

Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Degree
Registered Nursing (RN) Degree
Nursing Diploma or Associate's Degree
Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) Degree
Master's in Nursing (MSN) Degree
Doctoral Nursing Degree