Florida Gulf Coast University Marieb College’s School of Nursing has an acclaimed nursing programs on campus in Fort Myers or online. Students can choose a hybrid format per their needs and residential location. The nursing programs are ACEN, ACME, CCNE and COA accredited. At this public institution, students can become a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse.

The school ranks well in terms of tuition, NCLEX passing scores (over 99%), and job placement. It boasts of a strong alumni network. The resources are exceptional, and state of the art. Professional advisors match individual needs with available resources in the field of study with the goal of keeping students on track to graduate. Students are aided in navigating the remote environment. All students feel comfortable and prepared for online learning with the requisite skill and confidence. No matter the experience level with online coursework, each student can be a successful online learner. In addition, the school prides itself on equal access an equal opportunity.

Of note, FGCU is actively engaged with Southwest Florida through cultural activities, educational programs, and an array exciting athletics. It is also home to WGCU Public Media.

Undergraduate Programs – There are several options: a BSN, Master’s degree, and a Post Master’s NP Certificate. At this time, FGCU does not offer an RN to BSN program. RNs do enroll and are required to pass the same requirements as the BSN students.

Graduate Programs – Students can progress from a BSN to DNP, and an MSN to DNP. Graduates specialize in nurse anesthesia, nurse educator, and primary health care nurse practitioner majors while enjoying the rich campus life.

If you want to be a part of a college experience that is very much in touch with nature and adventures, then there is no better option than the University of Wyoming’s Fay. W. Whitney School of Nursing. UW connects you with 30 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, 300 miles of snowmobiling trails, and more than 100 miles of mountain bike trails, as well as fishing, rock climbing, national forest excursions, etc. So if you are an aspiring RN with an adventurous soul, then this brilliant outdoor school is where you should be headed.

In addition to access to adventures, UW also offers affordable tuition and substantial financial aid, so no great mind is deprived of quality education.

UW’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has an excellent track record when it comes to the NCLEX-RN passing rates, which is no surprise really, given the qualified faculties, excellent simulation labs, and clinical rotations in some of the state’s best health care centers. All the nursing programs in this school prepare nurse leaders to provide compassionate and quality healthcare that is patient-focused and aimed to uplift the health status of everyone under their care.

Undergraduate Programs: The Basic BSN is a four-year course where 48 students prepare for their NCLEX-RN and life as professional healthcare providers in advanced classrooms and clinical simulation centers.

UW also has an accelerated BSN option for students with a previous non-nursing undergraduate degree who want to become registered nurses. The Bachelors Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree or BRAND is a distance program that takes students to Wyoming’s rural and isolated healthcare centers so that the students learn to grow on their own. 

There is also a program called BSN Completion available for two types of students. The first is the RN-BSN program which aims to provide BSN degrees to RNs. The second is Wyoming’s ReNEW (Revolutionizing Nursing Education Education in Wyoming) program, where students are eligible to enroll in the ReNEW BSN degree simultaneously with their ADN programs.

Graduate Programs: The Master of Science Program (MS) at UW prepares nurse educators or nurse leaders who aim to advance nursing education and practice. Nurses who have already completed their BSN degree are eligible to apply for this part-time online course.

Their distance accessible DNP program is designed for nurses who want to get their doctoral degree as in Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

They also offer a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences where postgraduates are prepared for long-term competitive success in the rapidly changing and multifaceted health-related arena of the modern world.