If you haven’t read this post from the beginning, you can do so here to learn more about our ranking criteria. In this last review of the 20 Best Accelerated BSN Programs for 2017, we take a look at the remaining 5 schools. The information provided here is aimed at helping you make a wise choice as you select where to study your nursing program.
16. Binghamton University (BU)
With its main campus in Vestal town, this university is located on a wooden hillside above Susquehanna River and occupies 930 acres of land. It offers good education services at the price of public schools. It is also one of the renowned research schools apart from being one of the most selective universities found in New York. The students’ population in BU is estimated to be over 17, 000, with the Bearcats varsity team having 21 NCAA division 1.
BU is also recognized for its 1978 ramp that was built by the students for salamanders so that they could avoid being run over by cars by climbing up cubs.
According to its schedule, in 2017, the university will open another Health Sciences campus in Johnson City.
This school offers Bachelor of Accelerated Track (BAT) programs. This should not confuse you with Register Nurse Accelerated Track-Program (RAT).
Interested applicants are expected to have a 3.0 GPA, and the deadline for applications should by 15th November in order to receive your admission notification in January or February.
The program is scheduled to kick off in May (a summer term) and it lasts for one academic year.
For candidates from the state, the tuition fee for the year 2016-2017 is $6,470 while those come from out-of the –state are expected to pay $21,550.
17. University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania is also referred to as Penn or Upenn. It is a private Ivy League University. According to our research, this university is placed third in the list. It is known to be the first university to be established in the nation. In addition, it boasts to be the first school of medicine that was founded by Benjamin Franklin.
This university is famously known or recognized for its public service programs. It occupies 1,100 acres of land with buildings that emanate a sense of history and tradition.
Approximately, 12% of the student population comprises of the international students. Of all Ivy League schools, Upenn is known to be having the highest number of student studying abroad.
As per our research, this school has a graduation rate of 96% in accelerated BSN programs. The applicants also find it very competitive to join this university as only 5% of the applicants do get admitted.
In the year 2016, the World Report and the United State News ranked this University as number one in the list as it had the best performance in accelerated BSN Programs.
Uppen Nursing school boasts of being the only nursing school that offers a baccalaureate in nursing.
Uppen school of Nursing was established in 1937. It was established as part of the school of Education. It was designated as “World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership.”
18. University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
The University Of North Carolina is a public institution that offers astounding education at the price of a public school. UNC is located at Chapel Hill, a mid-size city with green serine conducive for studies. Within this area you get many beautiful buildings, some extending to the campus.
The graduation rate in the university is a high one at 90 percent. Within the School of Nursing, the student to teacher ratio is 4:1. There are a number of doctoral programs and post-doctoral fellowships. The quality of the program is respectable, considering the money that is paid as tuition.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a 4-term program and for one to be admitted, there is a requirement of 3.0 GPA. For the January in take, applications are done before 10th August.
The in state students pay a tuition fee of $2,133 while the out of state tuition is $6, 894.
19. George Mason University
George Mason University is located just 15 miles away from Washington D.C; it is in a place called Fairfax, Virginia. It is a public research University probably the largest with 34,000 student’s .The following are the programs offered by George Mason University; computer science, law, creative writing, economics and business, those programs has made this university be widely recognized. George Mason University has attracted many students diversely from about 130 countries. Students here mostly find ways of connecting with other students due to many extracurricular activities and the many student organist ions hence finding a niche is just easy.
George Mason Patriot University as it is sometimes called; in NCAA it competes for Division I team. George Mason University School of nursing is ranked 36 nationally for top graduate by U.S News and World report. One part of the schools mission is to produce future nursing leaders focus and empowered in best innovative responses to curb the challenge of the quick changing and cultural diverse health care environment.
George Mason University rigorous BSN program takes one year and those who want to apply have the six nursing prerequisites which is a requirement well completed .Another requirement is 3.0 GPA, the applicant must have taken HESI-A2 exam.
20. University Of Massachusetts Boston
Also called UMass Boston, the University of Massachusetts Boston is an urban public research institution and the third-largest campus in the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. The University is established on 177 acres of land on Columbia Point peninsula in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Most of the students here are from Massachusetts with a handful coming from various states in the U.S. and different countries.
Just as explained on its website, University of Massachusetts is a “public research university with a dynamic culture of teaching and learning, and a special commitment to urban and global engagement.”
The time required to take the BSN here is 15 consecutive months of which the students pay a fee of $30,000 if you are a Massachusetts resident. The institution has been accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.