Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing ranks second for the best online RN to BSN programs in Mississippi for the second straight year, according to RegisteredNursing.org.
“Geared toward professional registered nurses striving for management roles in hospitals and healthcare settings, the online RN-to-BSN program through Delta State University has a leadership focus,” write the assessors, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based advocacy group of registered nurses. “Courses in the top-rated program are scheduled in a flexible format so they are achievable and within reach for working nurses. Students are permitted to take clinicals at settings that are near their home or work for added convenience. The RN-to-BSN includes a management practicum so students gain practical leadership experience.”
Assessment factors include nurse program completions, tuition, and ratio of faculty who are tenured.
“We are excited to have received this recognition again,” said Vicki Bingham, dean of Delta State’s School of Nursing. “The faculty and staff of the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing work diligently to provide registered nurses who are seeking the baccalaureate degree an education that will enhance their current careers and offer opportunities for them to advance their practice in the future.”
Earlier top rankings for DSU’s RN to BSN program include No. 1 in the country in 2015 by RNtoBSN.org and No. 1 in the state in 2017 by RNtoBSNOnlineProgram.com. Also, College Choice rated it No. 2 most affordable in 2016.