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2015 Ranking - Top 100 nursing schools:

Grand Canyon University - Nursing School Ranking
1. Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ, 11 nursing programs

The University of Texas at Arlington - Nursing School Ranking
2. The University of Texas

Arlington, TX, 9 nursing programs

University of Cincinnati - Nursing School Ranking
3. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 18 nursing programs

New York University - Nursing School Ranking
4. New York University

New York City, NY, 23 nursing programs

Vanderbilt University - Nursing School Ranking
5. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, 27 nursing programs

University of Pennsylvania - Nursing School Ranking
6. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, 18 nursing programs

Ohio University - Nursing School Ranking
7. Ohio University

Athens, OH, 4 nursing programs

Walden University - Nursing School Ranking
8. Walden University

Minneapolis, MN, 3 nursing programs

Indiana Wesleyan University - Nursing School Ranking
9. Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN, 10 nursing programs

Excelsior College - Nursing School Ranking
10. Excelsior College

Albany, NY, 7 nursing programs

Drexel University - Nursing School Ranking
11. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA, 8 nursing programs

Regis University - Nursing School Ranking
12. Regis University

Denver, CO, 7 nursing programs

Texas Woman's University - Nursing School Ranking
13. Texas Woman's University

Denton, TX, 14 nursing programs

Kent State University at Kent - Nursing School Ranking
14. Kent State University

Kent, OH, 9 nursing programs

Stony Brook University - Nursing School Ranking
15. Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY, 9 nursing programs

University of Maryland Baltimore - Nursing School Ranking
16. University of Maryland Baltimore

Baltimore, MD, 5 nursing programs

Johns Hopkins University - Nursing School Ranking
17. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD, 6 nursing programs

University of Central Florida - Nursing School Ranking
18. University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL, 4 nursing programs

Emory University - Nursing School Ranking
19. Emory University

Atlanta, GA, 15 nursing programs

Columbia University in The City of New York - Nursing School Ranking
20. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 6 nursing programs

Loyola University Chicago - Nursing School Ranking
21. Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, 21 nursing programs

University of Iowa - Nursing School Ranking
22. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, 20 nursing programs

Case Western Reserve University - Nursing School Ranking
23. Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH, 22 nursing programs

Villanova University - Nursing School Ranking
24. Villanova University

Villanova, PA, 13 nursing programs

University of Rochester - Nursing School Ranking
25. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 21 nursing programs

University of Miami - Nursing School Ranking
26. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, 10 nursing programs

University of South Florida - Nursing School Ranking
27. University of South Florida

Tampa, FL, 4 nursing programs

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Nursing School Ranking
28. University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE, 4 nursing programs

University of Massachusetts Boston - Nursing School Ranking
29. University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, MA, 7 nursing programs

Molloy College - Nursing School Ranking
30. Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY, 12 nursing programs

Duke University - Nursing School Ranking
31. Duke University

Durham, NC, 6 nursing programs

The College of Saint Scholastica - Nursing School Ranking
32. The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, MN, 20 nursing programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Nursing School Ranking
33. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 9 nursing programs

University of South Alabama - Nursing School Ranking
34. University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL, 5 nursing programs

Virginia Commonwealth University - Nursing School Ranking
35. Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA, 6 nursing programs

Western Governors University - Nursing School Ranking
36. Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT, 2 nursing programs

Kaplan University Davenport - Nursing School Ranking
37. Kaplan University Davenport

Davenport, IA, 10 nursing programs

Boston College - Nursing School Ranking
38. Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA, 11 nursing programs

La Salle University - Nursing School Ranking
39. La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA, 13 nursing programs

Oakland University - Nursing School Ranking
40. Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI, 8 nursing programs

Madonna University - Nursing School Ranking
41. Madonna University

Livonia, MI, 31 nursing programs

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans - Nursing School Ranking
University of Toledo - Nursing School Ranking
43. University of Toledo

Toledo, OH, 18 nursing programs

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Nursing School Ranking
44. The University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX, 11 nursing programs

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Nursing School Ranking
45. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 9 nursing programs

St Catherine University - Nursing School Ranking
46. St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN, 10 nursing programs

The University of Texas Medical Branch - Nursing School Ranking
47. The University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX, 9 nursing programs

Loma Linda University - Nursing School Ranking
48. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA, 17 nursing programs

Washington State University - Nursing School Ranking
49. Washington State University

Pullman, WA, 6 nursing programs

University of Pittsburgh - Nursing School Ranking
50. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, 8 nursing programs

Northeastern University - Nursing School Ranking
51. Northeastern University

Boston, MA, 7 nursing programs

Winston Salem State University - Nursing School Ranking
52. Winston Salem State University

Winston Salem, NC, 4 nursing programs

Barry University - Nursing School Ranking
53. Barry University

Miami, FL, 13 nursing programs

University of South Carolina Columbia - Nursing School Ranking
54. University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC, 9 nursing programs

Thomas Jefferson University - Nursing School Ranking
55. Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA, 6 nursing programs

Texas Christian University - Nursing School Ranking
56. Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, 7 nursing programs

CUNY Hunter College - Nursing School Ranking
57. CUNY Hunter College

New York City, NY, 7 nursing programs

Samuel Merritt University - Nursing School Ranking
58. Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA, 4 nursing programs

Long Island University Brooklyn - Nursing School Ranking
59. Long Island University Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY, 12 nursing programs

University of San Francisco - Nursing School Ranking
60. University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, 7 nursing programs

University of Connecticut - Nursing School Ranking
61. University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT, 9 nursing programs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Nursing School Ranking
62. University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC, 4 nursing programs

Wright State University - Nursing School Ranking
63. Wright State University

Dayton, OH, 7 nursing programs

Azusa Pacific University - Nursing School Ranking
64. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA, 6 nursing programs

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Nursing School Ranking
65. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL, 15 nursing programs

SUNY at Binghamton - Nursing School Ranking
66. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY, 11 nursing programs

George Mason University - Nursing School Ranking
67. George Mason University

Fairfax, VA, 5 nursing programs

Arizona State University - Nursing School Ranking
68. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, 7 nursing programs

Saint Louis University - Nursing School Ranking
69. Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO, 4 nursing programs

Adelphi University - Nursing School Ranking
70. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY, 6 nursing programs

South Dakota State University - Nursing School Ranking
71. South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD, 7 nursing programs

The University of Tennessee - Nursing School Ranking
72. The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN, 7 nursing programs

Weber State University - Nursing School Ranking
73. Weber State University

Ogden, UT, 6 nursing programs

University of Illinois at Chicago - Nursing School Ranking
74. University of Illinois

Chicago, IL, 5 nursing programs

Yale University - Nursing School Ranking
75. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 6 nursing programs

Seton Hall University - Nursing School Ranking
76. Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ, 7 nursing programs

The University of Texas at El Paso - Nursing School Ranking
77. The University of Texas

El Paso, TX, 9 nursing programs

University of Florida - Nursing School Ranking
78. University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, 4 nursing programs

East Tennessee State University - Nursing School Ranking
79. East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN, 9 nursing programs

University of Washington Seattle - Nursing School Ranking
80. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 5 nursing programs

Pace University New York - Nursing School Ranking
81. Pace University New York

New York City, NY, 10 nursing programs

Ohio State University - Nursing School Ranking
82. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 3 nursing programs

Georgia Health Sciences University - Nursing School Ranking
83. Georgia Health Sciences University

Augusta, GA, 9 nursing programs

Winona State University - Nursing School Ranking
84. Winona State University

Winona, MN, 9 nursing programs

Wayne State University - Nursing School Ranking
85. Wayne State University

Detroit, MI, 12 nursing programs

Union University - Nursing School Ranking
86. Union University

Jackson, TN, 12 nursing programs

East Carolina University - Nursing School Ranking
87. East Carolina University

Greenville, NC, 4 nursing programs

Frontier Nursing University - Nursing School Ranking
88. Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, KY, 10 nursing programs

Regis College - Nursing School Ranking
89. Regis College

Weston, MA, 5 nursing programs

University of Kansas - Nursing School Ranking
90. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 8 nursing programs

Our Lady of The Lake College - Nursing School Ranking
91. Our Lady of the Lake College

Baton Rouge, LA, 6 nursing programs

University of Akron - Nursing School Ranking
92. University of Akron

Akron, OH, 8 nursing programs

Simmons College - Nursing School Ranking
93. Simmons College

Boston, MA, 6 nursing programs

Creighton University - Nursing School Ranking
94. Creighton University

Omaha, NE, 7 nursing programs

Florida Atlantic University - Nursing School Ranking
95. Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL, 4 nursing programs

Duquesne University - Nursing School Ranking
96. Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA, 12 nursing programs

California State University Long Beach - Nursing School Ranking
97. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, 5 nursing programs

University of Wisconsin Madison - Nursing School Ranking
98. University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI, 5 nursing programs

Ball State University - Nursing School Ranking
99. Ball State University

Muncie, IN, 6 nursing programs

University of California Los Angeles - Nursing School Ranking
100. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 4 nursing programs

Nursing schools by state:

Schools by State46 Nursing Schools in Alabama38 Nursing Schools in Arizona38 Nursing Schools in Arkansas213 Nursing Schools in California38 Nursing Schools in Colorado29 Nursing Schools in Connecticut9 Nursing Schools in Delaware166 Nursing Schools in Florida68 Nursing Schools in Georgia12 Nursing Schools in Idaho109 Nursing Schools in Illinois47 Nursing Schools in Indiana39 Nursing Schools in Iowa46 Nursing Schools in Kansas45 Nursing Schools in Kentucky38 Nursing Schools in Louisiana14 Nursing Schools in Maine27 Nursing Schools in Maryland54 Nursing Schools in Massachusetts74 Nursing Schools in Michigan58 Nursing Schools in Minnesota23 Nursing Schools in Mississippi83 Nursing Schools in Missouri16 Nursing Schools in Montana19 Nursing Schools in Nebraska15 Nursing Schools in Nevada14 Nursing Schools in New Hampshire56 Nursing Schools in New Jersey31 Nursing Schools in New Mexico148 Nursing Schools in New York83 Nursing Schools in North Carolina18 Nursing Schools in North Dakota153 Nursing Schools in Ohio80 Nursing Schools in Oklahoma28 Nursing Schools in Oregon143 Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania6 Nursing Schools in Rhode Island34 Nursing Schools in South Carolina15 Nursing Schools in South Dakota72 Nursing Schools in Tennessee133 Nursing Schools in Texas29 Nursing Schools in Utah5 Nursing Schools in Vermont71 Nursing Schools in Virginia48 Nursing Schools in Washington6 Nursing Schools in District of Columbia39 Nursing Schools in West Virginia41 Nursing Schools in Wisconsin7 Nursing Schools in Wyoming

Nursing schools by diploma:

Certificates: 1,627 schools
Associate's Degrees: 1,243 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 955 schools
Master's Degrees: 544 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 206 schools

Nursing schools by major:

Registered Nursing: 1,967 schools
Practical Nursing: 1,290 schools
Nursing Administration: 249 schools
Nursing Sciences: 251 schools
Clinical Nursing: 174 schools
Surgical and Anesthesiology: 78 schools
Psychiatric Nursing: 54 schools
Geriatric Nursing: 24 schools
Family Practice: 189 schools
Maternal and Neonatal: 36 schools
Pediatric Nursing: 33 schools
Nursing Assistance: 601 schools

Nursing schools by region:

Northeast: 469 schools
Midwest: 702 schools
South: 1045 schools
West: 488 schools

Popular nursing school cities:

in Alabama:
Birmingham: 6 schools
Huntsville: 3 schools
Mobile: 6 schools
Tuscaloosa: 3 schools
in Arizona:
Mesa: 4 schools
Phoenix: 10 schools
Tempe: 3 schools
Tucson: 6 schools
in Arkansas:
Little Rock: 3 schools
in California:
Anaheim: 3 schools
Bakersfield: 3 schools
Carson: 1 school
Colton: 2 schools
Costa Mesa: 3 schools
Fresno: 5 schools
Gardena: 1 school
Irvine: 4 schools
Lancaster: 3 schools
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Angeles: 14 schools
Oakland: 4 schools
Ontario: 4 schools
Riverside: 3 schools
Sacramento: 6 schools
San Bernardino: 3 schools
San Diego: 7 schools
San Francisco: 4 schools
San Jose: 5 schools
San Mateo: 2 schools
in Colorado:
Aurora: 4 schools
Colorado Springs: 6 schools
Denver: 8 schools
Greeley: 2 schools
Westminster: 1 school
in Connecticut:
New Haven: 3 schools
in District of Columbia:
Washington: 6 schools
in Florida:
Boca Raton: 1 school
Clearwater: 3 schools
Daytona Beach: 2 schools
Fort Lauderdale: 6 schools
Fort Myers: 5 schools
Gainesville: 2 schools
Hollywood: 2 schools
Jacksonville: 11 schools
Miami: 23 schools
Orlando: 7 schools
Pensacola: 4 schools
Saint Petersburg: 3 schools
Tallahassee: 5 schools
Tampa: 11 schools
in Georgia:
Atlanta: 5 schools
Augusta: 3 schools
Macon: 3 schools
Milledgeville: 2 schools
Savannah: 4 schools
in Hawaii:
Honolulu: 4 schools
in Idaho:
Boise: 4 schools
in Illinois:
Belleville: 1 school
Centralia: 1 school
Chicago: 22 schools
Crystal Lake: 1 school
Danville: 2 schools
Joliet: 2 schools
Oglesby: 1 school
Palatine: 1 school
Peoria: 3 schools
Rockford: 4 schools
Springfield: 5 schools
Sugar Grove: 1 school
in Indiana:
Fort Wayne: 5 schools
Indianapolis: 11 schools
Marion: 2 schools
in Iowa:
Cedar Rapids: 4 schools
Davenport: 3 schools
Des Moines: 2 schools
Fort Dodge: 1 school
Ottumwa: 1 school
Sioux City: 4 schools
in Kansas:
Chanute: 1 school
Kansas City: 2 schools
Overland Park: 2 schools
Salina: 3 schools
Topeka: 2 schools
Wichita: 4 schools
in Kentucky:
Bowling Green: 2 schools
Florence: 3 schools
Lexington: 3 schools
Louisville: 10 schools
Paducah: 1 school
in Louisiana:
Alexandria: 2 schools
Baton Rouge: 6 schools
Bogalusa: 1 school
Lafayette: 2 schools
Minden: 1 school
Natchitoches: 1 school
New Orleans: 6 schools
in Maryland:
Baltimore: 8 schools
in Massachusetts:
Boston: 9 schools
Weston: 1 school
Worcester: 4 schools
in Michigan:
Ann Arbor: 2 schools
Detroit: 3 schools
Flint: 4 schools
Grand Rapids: 4 schools
Lansing: 1 school
Livonia: 2 schools
Rochester Hills: 2 schools
in Minnesota:
Brooklyn Park: 2 schools
Duluth: 2 schools
Granite Falls: 1 school
Minneapolis: 7 schools
Saint Paul: 5 schools
Thief River Falls: 1 school
Winona: 3 schools
in Mississippi:
Hattiesburg: 2 schools
in Missouri:
Columbia: 3 schools
Kansas City: 9 schools
Saint Louis: 9 schools
Springfield: 5 schools
in Nebraska:
Lincoln: 5 schools
Omaha: 9 schools
in Nevada:
Las Vegas: 5 schools
in New Jersey:
Moorestown: 1 school
Newark: 4 schools
Paramus: 2 schools
in New Mexico:
Albuquerque: 8 schools
Las Cruces: 2 schools
in New York:
Albany: 6 schools
Bronx: 5 schools
Brooklyn: 7 schools
Buffalo: 4 schools
Flushing: 2 schools
Garden City: 2 schools
New York City: 12 schools
Rochester: 6 schools
Staten Island: 3 schools
Stony Brook: 1 school
Syracuse: 6 schools
Troy: 4 schools
Utica: 4 schools
in North Carolina:
Charlotte: 5 schools
Durham: 4 schools
Greenville: 1 school
Winston Salem: 2 schools
in Ohio:
Akron: 5 schools
Athens: 1 school
Cincinnati: 9 schools
Cleveland: 4 schools
Columbus: 7 schools
Dayton: 5 schools
Kent: 2 schools
Lima: 2 schools
Toledo: 3 schools
Westerville: 3 schools
in Oklahoma:
Oklahoma City: 9 schools
Tulsa: 7 schools
in Oregon:
Portland: 9 schools
in Pennsylvania:
Harrisburg: 2 schools
Immaculata: 1 school
Philadelphia: 13 schools
Pittsburgh: 10 schools
in Puerto Rico:
Aguadilla: 2 schools
Arecibo: 7 schools
Bayamon: 6 schools
Caguas: 5 schools
Cupey: 1 school
Guaynabo: 1 school
Hato Rey: 2 schools
Manati: 3 schools
Ponce: 6 schools
San Juan: 7 schools
in South Carolina:
Charleston: 3 schools
Greenville: 2 schools
West Columbia: 1 school
in South Dakota:
Brookings: 1 school
in Tennessee:
Jackson: 3 schools
Knoxville: 4 schools
Memphis: 5 schools
Nashville: 11 schools
in Texas:
Arlington: 2 schools
Austin: 3 schools
Corpus Christi: 4 schools
Dallas: 6 schools
Denton: 1 school
El Paso: 6 schools
Fort Worth: 3 schools
Galveston: 2 schools
Houston: 11 schools
Lubbock: 3 schools
McAllen: 2 schools
San Antonio: 11 schools
The Woodlands: 1 school
Tyler: 2 schools
Victoria: 2 schools
Waco: 2 schools
in Utah:
Kaysville: 1 school
Lehi: 1 school
Ogden: 2 schools
Saint George: 1 school
Salt Lake City: 7 schools
in Virginia:
Charlottesville: 2 schools
Fairfax: 3 schools
Lynchburg: 4 schools
Norfolk: 7 schools
Richmond: 8 schools
Virginia Beach: 3 schools
in Washington:
Lakewood: 2 schools
Pullman: 1 school
Seattle: 6 schools
Spokane: 4 schools
Tacoma: 4 schools
Walla Walla: 1 school
in West Virginia:
Beckley: 3 schools
in Wisconsin:
Appleton: 1 school
Eau Claire: 2 schools
Fond Du Lac: 2 schools
Green Bay: 3 schools
Kenosha: 1 school
La Crosse: 2 schools
Madison: 5 schools
Milwaukee: 8 schools
Pewaukee: 1 school
Shell Lake: 1 school
Wausau: 1 school
Wisconsin Rapids: 1 school
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