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2017 Ranking - Top 100 nursing schools:

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

Phoenix, AZ, 12 nursing programs

Walden University - Nursing School Ranking
2. Walden University

Minneapolis, MN, 7 nursing programs

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

Arlington, TX, 10 nursing programs

Ohio University - Nursing School Ranking
4. Ohio University

Athens, OH, 5 nursing programs

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

New York City, NY, 37 nursing programs

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

Cincinnati, OH, 20 nursing programs

Drexel University - Nursing School Ranking
7. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA, 21 nursing programs

Duke University - Nursing School Ranking
8. Duke University

Durham, NC, 27 nursing programs

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

Philadelphia, PA, 22 nursing programs

Indiana Wesleyan University Marion - Nursing School Ranking
10. Indiana Wesleyan University Marion

Marion, IN, 12 nursing programs

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

Salt Lake City, UT, 2 nursing programs

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Nursing School Ranking
Vanderbilt University - Nursing School Ranking
13. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, 15 nursing programs

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

Stony Brook, NY, 24 nursing programs

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

Baltimore, MD, 10 nursing programs

Excelsior College - Nursing School Ranking
16. Excelsior College

Albany, NY, 7 nursing programs

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

Rochester, NY, 25 nursing programs

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

Denton, TX, 14 nursing programs

Molloy College - Nursing School Ranking
19. Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY, 15 nursing programs

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

Mobile, AL, 6 nursing programs

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

Cleveland, OH, 31 nursing programs

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

Tampa, FL, 4 nursing programs

Rutgers University New Brunswick - Nursing School Ranking
23. Rutgers University New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, 8 nursing programs

Emory University - Nursing School Ranking
24. Emory University

Atlanta, GA, 28 nursing programs

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

Orlando, FL, 4 nursing programs

Maryville University of Saint Louis - Nursing School Ranking
26. Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO, 10 nursing programs

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

Chicago, IL, 24 nursing programs

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

New York City, NY, 6 nursing programs

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

Boston, MA, 9 nursing programs

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

Pittsburgh, PA, 15 nursing programs

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

Baltimore, MD, 7 nursing programs

Georgetown University - Nursing School Ranking
32. Georgetown University

Washington, DC, 5 nursing programs

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

Davenport, IA, 15 nursing programs

Villanova University - Nursing School Ranking
34. Villanova University

Villanova, PA, 14 nursing programs

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

Washington, DC, 17 nursing programs

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

New York City, NY, 14 nursing programs

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

Galveston, TX, 10 nursing programs

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

Vestal, NY, 18 nursing programs

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

Seattle, WA, 20 nursing programs

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

Winston Salem, NC, 5 nursing programs

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

El Paso, TX, 9 nursing programs

Northeastern University - Nursing School Ranking
42. Northeastern University

Boston, MA, 7 nursing programs

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

Richmond, VA, 8 nursing programs

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

Winona, MN, 14 nursing programs

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

Oakland, CA, 5 nursing programs

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

Coral Gables, FL, 9 nursing programs

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

Greenville, NC, 5 nursing programs

CUNY Lehman College - Nursing School Ranking
48. CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY, 8 nursing programs

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

Minneapolis, MN, 9 nursing programs

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

Toledo, OH, 18 nursing programs

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

San Antonio, TX, 11 nursing programs

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

Edwardsville, IL, 16 nursing programs

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

Ann Arbor, MI, 11 nursing programs

Mount Carmel College of Nursing - Nursing School Ranking
54. Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Columbus, OH, 11 nursing programs

Adelphi University - Nursing School Ranking
55. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY, 6 nursing programs

Nova Southeastern University - Nursing School Ranking
56. Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 7 nursing programs

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

Saint Louis, MO, 6 nursing programs

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

San Francisco, CA, 7 nursing programs

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

Storrs, CT, 10 nursing programs

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans - Nursing School Ranking
University of Iowa - Nursing School Ranking
61. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, 22 nursing programs

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

Columbus, OH, 3 nursing programs

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

Chicago, IL, 6 nursing programs

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

Omaha, NE, 5 nursing programs

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

Saint Paul, MN, 8 nursing programs

ECPI University - Nursing School Ranking
66. ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA, 4 nursing programs

Boston College - Nursing School Ranking
67. Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA, 11 nursing programs

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

Columbia, SC, 9 nursing programs

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

Long Beach, CA, 5 nursing programs

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

Philadelphia, PA, 5 nursing programs

Frontier Nursing University - Nursing School Ranking
71. Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, KY, 8 nursing programs

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

Detroit, MI, 20 nursing programs

University at Buffalo - Nursing School Ranking
73. University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, 17 nursing programs

Yale University - Nursing School Ranking
74. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 8 nursing programs

Sacred Heart University - Nursing School Ranking
75. Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT, 7 nursing programs

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

Tuscaloosa, AL, 3 nursing programs

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

New York City, NY, 10 nursing programs

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

Tucson, AZ, 7 nursing programs

Simmons College - Nursing School Ranking
79. Simmons College

Boston, MA, 9 nursing programs

California State University Fullerton - Nursing School Ranking
80. California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, CA, 4 nursing programs

Mississippi University For Women - Nursing School Ranking
81. Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS, 5 nursing programs

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

Chapel Hill, NC, 5 nursing programs

University of Mississippi - Nursing School Ranking
83. University of Mississippi

University, MS, 5 nursing programs

The University of Tennessee Knoxville - Nursing School Ranking
84. The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Knoxville, TN, 12 nursing programs

University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical - Nursing School Ranking
University of Virginia - Nursing School Ranking
86. University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA, 5 nursing programs

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

Boca Raton, FL, 4 nursing programs

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

Brookings, SD, 7 nursing programs

Mount Saint Mary's University - Nursing School Ranking
89. Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA, 8 nursing programs

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

Gainesville, FL, 4 nursing programs

Daemen College - Nursing School Ranking
91. Daemen College

Amherst, NY, 11 nursing programs

University of Missouri St Louis - Nursing School Ranking
92. University of Missouri St Louis

Saint Louis, MO, 6 nursing programs

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

Los Angeles, CA, 4 nursing programs

University of Missouri Columbia - Nursing School Ranking
94. University of Missouri Columbia

Columbia, MO, 6 nursing programs

Lewis University - Nursing School Ranking
95. Lewis University

Romeoville, IL, 7 nursing programs

University of Michigan Flint - Nursing School Ranking
96. University of Michigan Flint

Flint, MI, 5 nursing programs

University of Utah - Nursing School Ranking
97. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, 6 nursing programs

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

Fairfax, VA, 5 nursing programs

Concordia University Wisconsin - Nursing School Ranking
99. Concordia University Wisconsin

Mequon, WI, 6 nursing programs

Viterbo University - Nursing School Ranking
100. Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI, 11 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 Colorado30 Nursing Schools in Connecticut7 Nursing Schools in Delaware172 Nursing Schools in Florida69 Nursing Schools in Georgia12 Nursing Schools in Idaho107 Nursing Schools in Illinois44 Nursing Schools in Indiana40 Nursing Schools in Iowa51 Nursing Schools in Kansas49 Nursing Schools in Kentucky42 Nursing Schools in Louisiana16 Nursing Schools in Maine29 Nursing Schools in Maryland56 Nursing Schools in Massachusetts72 Nursing Schools in Michigan61 Nursing Schools in Minnesota23 Nursing Schools in Mississippi76 Nursing Schools in Missouri17 Nursing Schools in Montana22 Nursing Schools in Nebraska17 Nursing Schools in Nevada18 Nursing Schools in New Hampshire58 Nursing Schools in New Jersey29 Nursing Schools in New Mexico152 Nursing Schools in New York88 Nursing Schools in North Carolina17 Nursing Schools in North Dakota151 Nursing Schools in Ohio83 Nursing Schools in Oklahoma28 Nursing Schools in Oregon143 Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania7 Nursing Schools in Rhode Island36 Nursing Schools in South Carolina15 Nursing Schools in South Dakota74 Nursing Schools in Tennessee145 Nursing Schools in Texas25 Nursing Schools in Utah5 Nursing Schools in Vermont73 Nursing Schools in Virginia50 Nursing Schools in Washington7 Nursing Schools in District of Columbia41 Nursing Schools in West Virginia43 Nursing Schools in Wisconsin7 Nursing Schools in Wyoming

Nursing schools by diploma:

Certificates: 1,715 schools
Associate's Degrees: 1,286 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 1,059 schools
Master's Degrees: 610 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 297 schools

Nursing schools by major:

Registered Nursing: 2,068 schools
Practical Nursing: 1,375 schools
Nursing Administration: 296 schools
Nursing Sciences: 332 schools
Clinical Nursing: 214 schools
Surgical and Anesthesiology: 84 schools
Psychiatric Nursing: 68 schools
Geriatric Nursing: 41 schools
Family Practice: 248 schools
Maternal and Neonatal: 45 schools
Pediatric Nursing: 45 schools
Nursing Assistance: 683 schools

Nursing schools by region:

Northeast: 485 schools
Midwest: 699 schools
South: 1093 schools
West: 489 schools

Popular nursing school cities:

in Alabama:
Birmingham: 6 schools
Mobile: 6 schools
Tuscaloosa: 2 schools
in Arizona:
Flagstaff: 2 schools
Mesa: 5 schools
Phoenix: 9 schools
Scottsdale: 2 schools
Tempe: 2 schools
Tucson: 6 schools
in Arkansas:
Little Rock: 3 schools
in California:
Anaheim: 2 schools
Azusa: 1 school
Bakersfield: 3 schools
Colton: 1 school
Costa Mesa: 3 schools
Fremont: 2 schools
Fresno: 3 schools
Fullerton: 1 school
Hayward: 3 schools
Irvine: 4 schools
Lancaster: 5 schools
Long Beach: 3 schools
Los Angeles: 14 schools
North Hollywood: 2 schools
Oakland: 4 schools
Ontario: 3 schools
Riverside: 6 schools
Sacramento: 5 schools
San Diego: 6 schools
San Francisco: 4 schools
San Jose: 4 schools
in Colorado:
Aurora: 4 schools
Colorado Springs: 6 schools
Denver: 8 schools
Greeley: 2 schools
Westminster: 1 school
in Connecticut:
East Hartford: 2 schools
Fairfield: 2 schools
New Haven: 3 schools
in Delaware:
Dover: 3 schools
New Castle: 1 school
in District of Columbia:
Washington: 7 schools
in Florida:
Boca Raton: 1 school
Clearwater: 3 schools
Daytona Beach: 2 schools
Fort Lauderdale: 5 schools
Fort Myers: 5 schools
Gainesville: 2 schools
Jacksonville: 11 schools
Miami: 20 schools
Ocala: 3 schools
Orlando: 9 schools
Pensacola: 4 schools
Saint Petersburg: 2 schools
Tallahassee: 5 schools
Tampa: 12 schools
in Georgia:
Atlanta: 7 schools
Augusta: 2 schools
Milledgeville: 2 schools
Savannah: 4 schools
Waco: 1 school
in Hawaii:
Honolulu: 5 schools
in Idaho:
Boise: 4 schools
in Illinois:
Bourbonnais: 1 school
Centralia: 1 school
Chicago: 18 schools
Chicago Heights: 1 school
Decatur: 2 schools
East Peoria: 2 schools
Glen Ellyn: 1 school
Grayslake: 1 school
Joliet: 2 schools
Palatine: 1 school
Peoria: 3 schools
Rockford: 5 schools
Springfield: 4 schools
in Indiana:
Fort Wayne: 5 schools
Hammond: 1 school
Indianapolis: 11 schools
Marion: 1 school
in Iowa:
Cedar Rapids: 4 schools
Davenport: 3 schools
Ottumwa: 1 school
Sioux City: 4 schools
Waterloo: 2 schools
in Kansas:
Chanute: 1 school
Kansas City: 2 schools
Overland Park: 5 schools
Topeka: 3 schools
Wichita: 5 schools
in Kentucky:
Bowling Green: 2 schools
Florence: 2 schools
Hyden: 1 school
Lexington: 4 schools
Louisville: 11 schools
Paducah: 1 school
in Louisiana:
Alexandria: 2 schools
Baton Rouge: 6 schools
Lafayette: 4 schools
Lake Charles: 2 schools
Monroe: 2 schools
Natchitoches: 1 school
New Orleans: 6 schools
in Maryland:
Baltimore: 7 schools
in Massachusetts:
Boston: 9 schools
Milton: 2 schools
Weston: 1 school
in Michigan:
Ann Arbor: 3 schools
Detroit: 5 schools
Flint: 3 schools
Grand Rapids: 3 schools
Lansing: 3 schools
Livonia: 2 schools
Rochester Hills: 2 schools
in Minnesota:
Duluth: 2 schools
Granite Falls: 1 school
Minneapolis: 7 schools
Saint Cloud: 3 schools
Saint Paul: 5 schools
Winona: 3 schools
in Mississippi:
Columbus: 1 school
Hattiesburg: 2 schools
University: 1 school
in Missouri:
Kansas City: 8 schools
Saint Louis: 9 schools
Springfield: 5 schools
in Nebraska:
Lincoln: 6 schools
Omaha: 9 schools
in Nevada:
Las Vegas: 7 schools
Reno: 3 schools
in New Hampshire:
Manchester: 4 schools
Nashua: 3 schools
in New Jersey:
New Brunswick: 1 school
Trenton: 2 schools
in New Mexico:
Albuquerque: 8 schools
in New York:
Albany: 6 schools
Bronx: 5 schools
Brooklyn: 9 schools
Buffalo: 4 schools
Garden City: 2 schools
Hempstead: 2 schools
New York City: 14 schools
Rochester: 6 schools
Rockville Centre: 1 school
Staten Island: 3 schools
Stony Brook: 1 school
Syracuse: 6 schools
Utica: 4 schools
in North Carolina:
Charlotte: 5 schools
Durham: 4 schools
Fayetteville: 4 schools
Greenville: 1 school
Winston Salem: 2 schools
in Ohio:
Akron: 5 schools
Athens: 1 school
Cincinnati: 10 schools
Cleveland: 5 schools
Columbus: 7 schools
Dayton: 4 schools
Elyria: 1 school
Kent: 2 schools
Lima: 2 schools
Newark: 2 schools
Toledo: 4 schools
Westerville: 3 schools
in Oklahoma:
Oklahoma City: 10 schools
Tulsa: 8 schools
in Oregon:
Portland: 9 schools
in Pennsylvania:
Harrisburg: 2 schools
Lancaster: 1 school
Philadelphia: 14 schools
Pittsburgh: 11 schools
in Puerto Rico:
Aguadilla: 2 schools
Arecibo: 5 schools
Bayamon: 7 schools
Caguas: 7 schools
Carolina: 3 schools
Guaynabo: 1 school
Ponce: 6 schools
San Juan: 8 schools
Santurce: 2 schools
in South Carolina:
Charleston: 3 schools
Columbia: 3 schools
in South Dakota:
Brookings: 1 school
in Tennessee:
Jackson: 3 schools
Johnson City: 2 schools
Knoxville: 4 schools
Memphis: 7 schools
Nashville: 9 schools
in Texas:
Arlington: 1 school
Austin: 6 schools
Corpus Christi: 4 schools
Dallas: 6 schools
Denton: 1 school
El Paso: 4 schools
Fort Worth: 4 schools
Galveston: 2 schools
Houston: 13 schools
Lubbock: 3 schools
San Antonio: 14 schools
The Woodlands: 1 school
Tyler: 2 schools
Waco: 3 schools
in Utah:
Kaysville: 1 school
Lehi: 1 school
Ogden: 2 schools
Salt Lake City: 6 schools
in Virginia:
Lynchburg: 4 schools
Norfolk: 7 schools
Richmond: 7 schools
Virginia Beach: 3 schools
in Washington:
Pullman: 1 school
Seattle: 6 schools
Spokane: 4 schools
Tacoma: 4 schools
in Wisconsin:
Appleton: 1 school
Eau Claire: 2 schools
Green Bay: 4 schools
Kenosha: 2 schools
La Crosse: 2 schools
Madison: 4 schools
Milwaukee: 8 schools
Pewaukee: 1 school
Shell Lake: 1 school
Wausau: 1 school
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