Nursing Schools Offering Practical Nursing Programs

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In 2015, we rated 1,290 nursing schools offering practical nursing programs. Practical nursing schools are located in California (108 schools), Florida (81 schools), Texas (76 schools), Ohio (75 schools), New York (58 schools), Pennsylvania (56 schools), Illinois (47 schools) and 45 other states.

The best practical nursing program in the United States is offered by Rutgers University Newark. That school has an excellent practical nursing program evaluated with five-star rating for curriculum and four-star rating for teaching.

The ranking of the Best 25 practical nursing schools is below. To learn about all practical nursing schools, narrow your search by state or desired diploma.


Top 25 practical nursing schools:

Rutgers University Newark - Nursing School Ranking
Virginia Commonwealth University - Nursing School Ranking
Ashland University - Nursing School Ranking
University of Connecticut - Nursing School Ranking
4. University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

Inter American University of Puerto Rico Arecibo - Nursing School Ranking
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science - Nursing School Ranking
Brenau University - Nursing School Ranking
7. Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia

The University of Alabama - Nursing School Ranking
8. The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Vanderbilt University - Nursing School Ranking
9. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Case Western Reserve University - Nursing School Ranking
Texas Christian University - Nursing School Ranking
University of Miami - Nursing School Ranking
12. University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

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

Gainesville, Florida

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Nursing School Ranking
Our Lady of The Lake College - Nursing School Ranking
15. Our Lady of the Lake College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

University of South Alabama - Nursing School Ranking
University of San Diego - Nursing School Ranking
17. University of San Diego

San Diego, California

University of Maryland Baltimore - Nursing School Ranking
Samford University - Nursing School Ranking
19. Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

Maria College of Albany - Nursing School Ranking
Regis University - Nursing School Ranking
21. Regis University

Denver, Colorado

Columbia University in The City of New York - Nursing School Ranking
Duquesne University - Nursing School Ranking
23. Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

George Washington University - Nursing School Ranking
24. George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Oakland University - Nursing School Ranking
25. Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan



Practical nursing schools by state:

Schools by State29 Practical Nursing Schools in Alabama22 Practical Nursing Schools in Arizona25 Practical Nursing Schools in Arkansas108 Practical Nursing Schools in California12 Practical Nursing Schools in Colorado9 Practical Nursing Schools in Connecticut3 Practical Nursing Schools in Delaware81 Practical Nursing Schools in Florida30 Practical Nursing Schools in Georgia6 Practical Nursing Schools in Idaho47 Practical Nursing Schools in Illinois14 Practical Nursing Schools in Indiana22 Practical Nursing Schools in Iowa25 Practical Nursing Schools in Kansas24 Practical Nursing Schools in Kentucky23 Practical Nursing Schools in Louisiana3 Practical Nursing Schools in Maine15 Practical Nursing Schools in Maryland27 Practical Nursing Schools in Massachusetts40 Practical Nursing Schools in Michigan25 Practical Nursing Schools in Minnesota15 Practical Nursing Schools in Mississippi38 Practical Nursing Schools in Missouri5 Practical Nursing Schools in Montana10 Practical Nursing Schools in Nebraska7 Practical Nursing Schools in Nevada5 Practical Nursing Schools in New Hampshire17 Practical Nursing Schools in New Jersey8 Practical Nursing Schools in New Mexico58 Practical Nursing Schools in New York40 Practical Nursing Schools in North Carolina10 Practical Nursing Schools in North Dakota75 Practical Nursing Schools in Ohio47 Practical Nursing Schools in Oklahoma18 Practical Nursing Schools in Oregon56 Practical Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania1 Practical Nursing Schools in Rhode Island16 Practical Nursing Schools in South Carolina6 Practical Nursing Schools in South Dakota31 Practical Nursing Schools in Tennessee76 Practical Nursing Schools in Texas10 Practical Nursing Schools in Utah1 Practical Nursing Schools in Vermont38 Practical Nursing Schools in Virginia22 Practical Nursing Schools in Washington3 Practical Nursing Schools in District of Columbia18 Practical Nursing Schools in West Virginia24 Practical Nursing Schools in Wisconsin4 Practical Nursing Schools in Wyoming


Practical nursing schools by diploma:

Certificates: 1,132 schools
Associate's Degrees: 106 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 31 schools
Master's Degrees: 15 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 86 schools

Practical nursing schools by region:

Northeast: 177 schools
Midwest: 336 schools
South: 550 schools
West: 227 schools

Popular cities for practical nursing schools:

Miami: 10 schools
Chicago: 7 schools
Richmond: 6 schools
San Antonio: 6 schools
Birmingham: 6 schools
Los Angeles: 6 schools
Phoenix: 6 schools
Louisville: 5 schools
Tampa: 5 schools
Portland: 5 schools
El Paso: 5 schools
Cincinnati: 4 schools
Madison: 4 schools
Indianapolis: 4 schools
Arecibo: 4 schools
New Orleans: 4 schools
Baton Rouge: 4 schools
Jacksonville: 4 schools
Baltimore: 4 schools
Houston: 4 schools

Other nursing programs:

Registered Nursing: 1,967 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
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