How to Select a BSN School
Aspiring nursing students should take stock of their educational backgrounds before enrolling in a BSN program. For example, a high school graduate who is interested in nursing can enroll in a traditional 4-year BSN program. A student who already holds an associate's degree or diploma in nursing, and is a registered nurse (RN), may enroll as an RN to BSN. A student who already holds a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field may enroll in an accelerated BSN program to take only core nursing classes.
Other important factors to consider include the following:
- Any student who is interested in enrolling in a BSN degree program should first make sure that the program is properly accredited through organizations such as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
- The location of the school and its proximity to clinical sites is also an important factor, as this effects where students are able to complete their required rotation.
- If a student would like to continue on to graduate school after completing their BSN, they may want to select a school that offers a BSN to MSN degree program.
Top 10 BSN Schools
|Columbia University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|New York University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Georgetown University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Molloy College||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|University of Pennsylvania||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|University of California - Los Angeles||4-year, Public|
|Johns Hopkins University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Simmons College||4 year, Private not-for-profit|
|Drexel University||4 year, Private not-for-profit|
|Quinnipiac University||4 year, Private not-for-profit|