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RESSON ranks nationally among most affordable online master’s programs

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Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing was recently ranked nationally for having one of the most affordable online master’s degrees in nursing.

RESSON came in at No. 3 on the list compiled by GradSchoolHub.com.

Editors for the poll selected schools based on accreditation, ranking with major publications, and tuition rates as published by NCES College Navigator. RESSON was noted for having strong diversity in its programming.

View the entire Top 30 list at http://www.gradschoolhub.com/best/affordable-online-masters-nursing-msn/.

GradSchoolHub.com’s mission is to provide expert information on high-quality accredited graduate degree programs offered by the nation’s best universities. 

Learn more about RESSON at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing/.

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RESSON tops national ranking for nurse practitioner program

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Delta State’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing continues to rank high in national polls. RESSON recently came in at No. 1 on College Choice’s 2016 Top 10 list of Most Affordable Nurse Practitioner Programs.

According to College Choice, NPs are part of the seventh fastest growing profession in the United States.

Delta State’s program stood out nationally for its affordabilty and quality education. RESSON offers three different options for those intending to sit for examinations as NPs.

Learn more about College Choice’s ranking at http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/most-affordable-online-rn-to-bsn-degree-programs.

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The organization publishes rankings and reviews that make choosing the best college easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

For information on RESSON, which has been regionally accredited by the  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.

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RESSON ranked nationally for RN to BSN

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Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing has once again received recognition for ranking high in a national poll.

RESSON came in at No. 2 on College Choice’s 2016 Top 10 list of Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Degree Programs.

According to College Choice, progressing from RN to BSN online allows for a great degree of flexibility, which is especially important for nurses hoping to earn their BSN while working full or part time.

Delta State’s program stood out nationally for its affordabilty and quality education. Besides being a pathway to further graduate study in the field of nursing, Delta State’s program is also focused on educating nurses who are seeking advancement into management level positions.

Learn more about College Choice’s ranking at http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/most-affordable-online-rn-to-bsn-degree-programs.

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The organization publishes rankings and reviews that make choosing the best college easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

For information on RESSON, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.

 

 

 

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Online masters program in nursing excels nationally

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Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing once again received high praise at the national level. RESSON was recently recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.”

RESSON came in at No. 42 on the list of 1,200 schools, putting the program in the top four percent nationally. The school received high marks for faculty credentials and training, as well as high levels of student engagement.

To establish the rankings, U.S. News & World Report examined five categories:

  • Student engagement
  • Faculty credentials and training
  • Peer reputation
  • Student services and technology
  • Admissions selectivity

This new ranking represented the “best of the best” in online nursing graduate programs.

“We offer a high quality Masters of Nursing program with a 100 percent certification rate at a very reasonable cost,” said Dr. Lizabeth Carlson, dean of RESSON. “We have been offering online advanced nursing education since the early 2000s. We have worked diligently to ensure we incorporate national and state accreditation standards into our curriculum and utilize best practices in online learning.”

Carlson said the dedicated RESSON faculty helped make the ranking a reality.

“This is a great honor and reflects the hard work and long hours the nursing faculty have put into ensuring this program is of the very best quality,” she said.

Read the full rankings at http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/nursing/rankings.

Learn more about RESSON at Delta State University at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.

 

RNtoBSN.org recently ranked Delta State University's Robert E. Smith School of Nursing No. 1 in the nation for its RN-to-BSN online program.

School of Nursing earns top ranking

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Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing (RESSON) received a major honor recently after being ranked No. 1 in the country for providing online RN (registered nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in nursing) education.

The ranking comes from RNtoBSN.org, an organization that produced a rigorous list based on data from a wide range of sources, including The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, institution websites and state nursing boards.

RNtoBSN.org’s mission is to connect current and prospective nurses with the resources needed to pursue and obtain their BSN. Review the rankings at: http://www.rntobsn.org/best-online-rn-to-bsn-programs/

“We are honored to be ranked as the top RN-BSN online program in the United States,” said Dr. Lizabeth Carlson, dean of RESSON. “We have been offering flexible online nursing education to RNs for over 14 years. In addition, our nursing program is very strong as evidenced by our certification and licensure pass rates. Our program is an excellent value, especially when tuition costs are considered.”

Factors considered for the ranking were accreditation, commitment to online education, academic and career counseling services and academic quality. Delta State’s program demonstrated excellence in all areas.

“Delta State University nursing faculty have all experienced continuing their education while also holding down nursing jobs to support their families, so we work diligently to ensure our RN students have a quality experience while maintaining as much flexibility as possible,” added Carlson. “The nursing faculty members utilize every resource available to them to make the learning experience both personal and of value — online face-to-face conferencing, quick replies via email or phone to student questions and online testing.”

RN-to-BSN programs across the nation are dedicated to equipping today’s nurses with the skillsets needed to deliver a superior level of health care. Delta State University President William N. LaForge could not be more proud of RESSON’s ranking.

“We were recognized for offering a complete online education route with minimal on-site clinical practicums,” said LaForge. “What sets our school apart from others is the dedication and resources we put towards providing a first-class nursing education and at a pace and location that works for the students.

“To add to that, Delta State has a 100 percent average pass rate on the state nursing board exam. Congratulations to Dean Libby Carlson and her faculty for this much deserved recognition.”

According to RNtoBSN.org, recent overhauls to the American health care system, along with a rapidly growing population, have led to explosive growth in jobs in the nursing industry. In a landmark report published in 2011, the National Institute of Medicine highlighted the shortage of qualified nurses able to meet this demand. In response to the report, the American Nurses Association launched an initiative for all professional nurses to answer the nursing shortage and meet these needs.

Prior to this initiative, RN-to-BSN degree completion programs only existed at a handful of schools, and students were typically limited to a campus-based option. Flexibility for the working student was not a major consideration.

Today, schools have responded to the need for more degree completion programs, with Delta State ranking as the top online RN to BSN program available in the U.S.

Learn more about the award-winning opportunities at the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.