Alcorn School of Nursing ranked among the nation’s best online programs – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

US News & World Report ranked Alcorn State University’s Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing #1. 129 among Best Online Nursing Programs 2023.

The Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing ranks second in Mississippi.

“Our academic programs continue to raise Alcorn’s profile in national rankings as we strive to produce high-quality graduates to fill workforce shortages,” said Dr. Felecia M. Nave, President of Alcorn. “Our nursing program continues to provide highly qualified nursing professionals. This year’s ranking is a testament to the excellent work of our nursing students and faculty members.”

US News evaluated nursing schools based on a variety of objective factors, such as: B. Student engagement, faculty reports, and services and technologies.

This year’s edition is aimed at people who want to complete or continue their education and evaluates more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Best online programs include rankings of undergraduate programs as well as the following master’s level disciplines: MBA, business (non-MBA), computer information technology (including computer science), criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, and nursing. Although the methods are different for each discipline, they all include metrics specific to online learning. The ranking list only includes courses that are mainly offered online by regionally accredited institutions.

“The School of Nursing is thrilled to be ranked #129 nationally for a school of our size and #2 in Mississippi,” said Dr. Shirley Evers-Manly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor of Nursing. “ASU nurses are passionate about the belief that quality education is essential to quality and equitable healthcare.

Prospective students can visit USNews.com to see how Alcorn State University compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated.

“Most of the undergraduate programs in the best online program rankings are graduate programs, which means the vast majority of their students already have some college credit,” said Liana Loewus, editor-in-chief of Education at US News. “The methods were developed with these students in mind, which differentiates these rankings from those that focus on recent high school seniors who are pursuing college education for the first time.”

Alcorn’s School of Nursing was established in 1977. The school has produced hundreds of entry-level and intermediate-level registered nurses serving in various healthcare settings throughout Mississippi and beyond. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, including Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

To learn more about the Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing, visit https://www.alcorn.edu/Academics/Schools-and-Departments/Nursing School.

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