EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Degrees for 2017.

As doctors become increasingly specialized and spread thin, the nursing profession is expanding to include training beyond the traditional assisting roles and into responsibilities that were once off limits.

The College Choice ranking of online nursing programs seeks to help prospective nursing students decide which schools fit their educational and professional interests, as well as which are feasible for their financial situation.

“The job outlook for nursing professionals is outstanding, with an expected growth rate of 17 percent,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “RNs can typically expect to earn in the neighborhood of $60k-$70k per year, depending on education and experience.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.

The ranking for the 50 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Degrees for 2017 finds Johns Hopkins University in the top spot. Duke University is in second, and The Ohio State University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  1. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  2. Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  3. Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
  4. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  5. Duke University, Durham, NC
  6. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  7. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  8. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
  9. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  10. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  11. Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY
  12. George Washington University, Washington, DC
  13. Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  14. Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA
  15. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
  16. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
  17. Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
  18. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  19. Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  20. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  21. Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
  22. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  23. Ohio State University,            Columbus, OH
  24. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  25. Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  26. Rush University, Chicago, IL
  27. Samford University, Birmingham, AL
  28. St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL
  29. Stony Brook University—SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
  30. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
  31. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  32. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
  33. University of Alabama-Birmingham , Birmingham, AL
  34. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  35. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  36. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  37. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
  38. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  39. University of Michigan—Flint, Flint, MI
  40. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  41. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
  42. University of North Carolina—Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
  43. University of North Carolina—Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  44. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  45. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  46. University of Texas—Arlington, Arlington, TX
  47. University of Texas—Tyler, Tyler, TX
  48. University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
  49. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  50. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

College Choice is an online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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