11. Felician College
FC is a private college owned by the Roman Catholic and has two campuses – Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey. It was established in 1923 as Immaculate Conception Normal School after which it grew to Immaculate Conception Junior College in 1942. It later on became Felician College in 1967, introducing 4-year programs. As at the moment, the college has an enrollment of 2,000 students, with the female being dominant. 79% are women and 21% men, reports Nurse Journal.
Felician College changed its name officially from “college” to Felician University – as per an announcement it made on Twitter. Their website states that the University is “designed to bring students to their highest potential and to foster a love for God, self-knowledge, service to the community and a love for learning within the great liberal arts tradition of a Catholic/Franciscan/Felician heritage.”
The Felician University has accreditation from the following bodies: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and iddle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its accelerated degree program (ABSN) takes a period of 19 months and will cost students $30,000 (tuition and fees).
This is a full-time second degree program. The study involved is a demanding one as the institution seeks to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs.
12. Lewis University
This is a private university under the ownership of the Roman Catholic and Lasallian university located in Romeoville, Illinois. Lewis currently has an enrollment of 6,800 students and offers over 22 graduate programs and 80 undergraduate majors. It also has accelerated programs for the working adults.
Having been founded in 1932 by the Archdiocese of Chicago and Bishop Bernard J. Scheil, Lewis is relatively young compared to the institutions of higher learning on this list. The name of the university is drawn from man who funded the construction of most the buildings – Frank J. Lewis. Back then, aviation courses were the preferred choice for most students, leading to the much advanced Department of Aviation and Transportation Studies.
The school has a history with the World War II because normal classes were suspended so that the United States Navy could carry out its training of pilots here. The campus is adjacent to the Lewis University Airport.
As explained on their website, Lewis University is “guided by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage” so that it can provide to a diverse population of students “programs for a liberal and professional education grounded in the interaction of knowledge and fidelity in the search for truth.” Lewis provides a “personalized learning environment, with individual attention from caring professors. Small class sizes and clinical groups encourage interactive discussions.”
The BSN program is designed to take two years with the tuition being $600 per credit hour with a total of 64 credit hours. This means the tuition cost is $38,400.
13. University of Washington
This school is located at the shore of Union and Portage bays. It was founded in 1861 and the estimate d population of students is 45,000. In the United States, this university is considered to be among the Universities with the largest research budgets. Its medical school is known globally.
The Washington Huskies, formerly known as “Sun Dodgers” took part in the NCAA division 1-A in the Pac-12 conference.
University of Washington (UW) is one of the Universities with the best graduation rate of 84%.
Apart from being the second university in the country to have a baccalaureate program, the UW school of nursing was the first university-affiliated program in the West Coast. This school has dedicated itself in promoting health both locally and globally. Worldwide, faculty-led experiences take place, including countries such as Kenya, New Zealand and Thailand.
In UW, the accelerated program enables candidates to complete their BSN within a period of five quarters; From Summer to Summer.
For one to be admitted, a minimum of 2.8 GPA is required in addition to a period of 100 hours of paid volunteer experience in a healthcare environment.
For one to be admitted in the following summer, the application should be made by 15th October.
14. 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.
15. 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.”