Upper Iowa University has been ranked among the top 30 schools in the nation for Best Online RN to BSN Degrees for 2017. UIU is ranked 29th overall by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources.
“This latest recognition of the University’s RN to BSN program further supports our mission to provide a collaborative learning experience which develops transformative nurse leaders and global citizens,” UIU Director of Nursing Christa Steffens said. “We help our students become confident in their abilities, challenge them to achieve their goals and inspire them to achieve their full potential.”
UIU’s Department of Nursing offers an online, CCNE-accredited RN to BSN that is designed to prepare students for leadership positions within the nursing profession or graduate work. College Choice reported that the carefully balanced UIU curriculum helps nurses integrate theoretical knowledge and evidence-based practice in a collaborative health care delivery environment. Students also learn to manage technology and resources to communicate, support and provide quality care.
Upper Iowa University’s online RN to BSN program requires the completion of 35 credit hours of nursing courses. Students have the option of enrolling in the program on a part-time (finishing in 20 months) or full-time (finishing in one year) basis. The eight-week sessions start six times per year.
According to College Choice, the UIU ranking is based on program accreditation, national reputation, tuition costs and early career earnings of graduates. The data from the ranking comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, U.S. News & World Report, Payscale and individual college websites.
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.