In a recent ranking by BestMastersDegrees.com, Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing was recognized for being one of the 10 most affordable online master’s degree programs in the nation.
RESSON came in at No. 2 on the list after receiving recognition for its unique concentration options.
To establish the ranking, BestMastersDegrees.com took a look at several other websites that rank online MSN programs, including U.S. News, TheBestColleges.org, CollegeChoice.net, TheBestSchools.org and Get Educated.
The site then conducted an analysis to determine which of these colleges showed up on top ranked lists more than once. Nearly 60 different schools made the cut, and several appeared on as many as three different rankings.
This new ranking represented the “best of the best” in online nursing graduate programs. The final list sorted the top institutions by cost to determine the 10 most affordable 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.
According to the ranking, RESSON distinguishes itself from other top online programs through its unique concentration options. Students can choose a traditional specialization in Nurse Administration or Nurse Education, or seek training as a Nurse Practitioner.
Within the latter option, students can concentrate in an even more specific area based on their career goals; specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, or Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (with an additional option to concentrate in either adult or family treatment).
Additionally, RESSON received distinction thanks to its exceedingly affordable tuition and fees, which stand at just over $6,500 per year.
Read the full Top 10 list at http://www.bestmastersdegrees.com/top/affordable-masters-degrees-in-nursing-online.
Learn more about RESSON at Delta State University at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing/.