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A State Nursing Climbs Ranks

JONESBORO - Arkansas State University's online nursing program has earned a ranking among the nation's best programs, according to The program stands at 16th in the list of 509 online nursing schools evaluated by the publication.

"We continue to be so proud of our nursing programs," said Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. "This recognition reaffirms our commitment to quality and our ability to work with our students to achieve their professional goals. Our faculty is to be commended."

To determine rankings, 20 metrics were selected and sorted into five categories, including quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value. A-State scored a total 103.59 for four-year institutions.

Carly Pierce, senior editor, said, "Our mission is to create a social community for nurses around the world in which to educate, inform and share."

The website states that set out to find the all-around top nursing schools in each region of the United States and sat down with community members to talk about what makes a top nursing school.

Arkansas State offers an online registered nurse Bachelor of Science in nursing degree that can be completed in as little as one year. The RN to BSN degree is designed to give nursing professionals the opportunity to advance their education and career.


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