How Do We Rank The Best NP Programs In Each State?

Best Nurse Practitioner Programs in Each State

First, we gather a list of all nursing schools offering NP programs in every state and then rank the best school based on the following factors:

  • Academic quality (admissions rate, enrollment rate, graduation rate & retention rate, NCLEX passing rates as college-wide quality): 70%
  • RNCareers.org’s editorial rankings and the nursing school’s reputation: 20%
  • Total number of MSN programs offered by the nursing school: 10%

Our ranking data comes from: each official school website, each state board of nursing website, IPEDs, and Rate My Professors.

Best Nurse Practitioner Programs in Each State

#1 in Alabama

Auburn University

College of Nursing

98.56%
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    Auburn University, Auburn, AL - 36849
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Nurse Admin: Gregg Newschwander, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 1699
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,826
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 74%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,809
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 85%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 32%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 79%

Auburn University's Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program stands out as the premier choice for aspiring nurse practitioners in the state of Alabama. With its competitive admissions process and limited enrollment, the program ensures that only the most qualified and dedicated nurses are accepted. The MSN Program at Auburn offers two options: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator.

One of the key advantages of the Auburn NP Program is its flexibility. Full-time Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students can complete their plan of study in just six semesters, while full-time Nurse Educator students can finish in three semesters. Part-time students have the freedom to tailor their program completion time based on their specific needs and availability.

Auburn's MSN Program also utilizes state-of-the-art online and distance learning technologies, making it primarily an online program. This means that students are only required to visit campus 1-2 times per semester, allowing for a more convenient and accessible education. The use of these cutting-edge technologies enhances the student learning experience, making it interactive and engaging.

To be admitted into the program, applicants must meet specific criteria, such as holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited program, possessing a current unencumbered RN license in the United States, and having a minimum Nursing GPA of 3.0. Applicants must also provide professional references, a professional goal statement, official transcripts, and a current curriculum vitae or resume.

In terms of affordability, Auburn University's MSN Program offers competitive tuition rates, with additional professional fees for specific courses. Both Alabama residents and out-of-state residents pay the same tuition and fees.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Competitive admissions process ensures high-quality education and a strong cohort of peers.
  • Flexible program options allow for personalized study plans and completion time.
  • State-of-the-art online and distance learning technologies provide convenience and accessibility.
  • Affordability with competitive tuition rates and fees.
  • Access to experienced faculty and resources at Auburn University.

MSN Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Arizona

Chamberlain University

College of Nursing

91.93%
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    2149 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ - 85021
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Nurse Admin: Carla D Sanderson, PhD, RN
Title: Provost
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nursing Administration, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty:
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $600
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 80%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,249
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 63%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 80%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 50%

Chamberlain University's Nurse Practitioner program in Arizona stands out as the top choice for aspiring healthcare professionals. With a 130-year history of producing extraordinary nursing graduates, Chamberlain offers a comprehensive curriculum and robust support system to help students achieve their career goals. 

The program's MSN nurse practitioner specialty tracks provide specialized training in three areas of high demand: primary care, adult-gerontology, and psychiatric-mental health. As the largest FNP program in the U.S., 

Chamberlain connects students to a nationwide network of nurse practitioners, fostering diverse voices and perspectives. In addition, the program boasts a 90% student financial aid rate, ensuring that students can access the support they need to pursue their education.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Access to specialized nurse practitioner tracks in high-demand areas of healthcare.
  • Connection to a nationwide network of nurse practitioners, allowing for networking and career opportunities.
  • Financial aid options to help alleviate the cost of education.
  • Flexibility for working nurses, with online programs that can be completed in as few as 3 years.
  • Dedicated support from an experiential learning coordination team to help secure practicum sites and preceptors.

MSN Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Arkansas

Harding University - Searcy

Carr College of Nursing

96.52%
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    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, AR - 72149-5615
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Nurse Admin: Susan Kehl, PhD, RN, CNE
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, LPN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 303
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,200
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $10,684
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 55%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 62%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 72%

Harding University Carr College of Nursing (HCCN) offers a highly esteemed Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner program in the state of Arkansas. This program stands out as the best in the state due to its comprehensive curriculum and dedicated faculty. 

Students in the program benefit from a hybrid learning format, combining online lectures and assignments with on-campus intensives. 

This unique approach ensures that students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), with the opportunity to sit for national certification exams upon graduation.

The family nurse practitioner track of the MSN program at HCCN prepares students to provide patient-centered healthcare for individuals, families, and communities. 

Nurse practitioners in this program are equipped to assess, diagnose, manage, and evaluate care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries. 

They also possess the skills to promote health and prevent disease through the use of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. 

State and federal decisions regarding healthcare and advanced nursing practice are also taken into account in this program, ensuring that graduates are well-positioned to make a significant impact on safe and quality patient care.

Key Student Benefits:

  • A comprehensive and hybrid curriculum that combines online learning with on-campus intensives.
  • Dedicated faculty who provide a holistic and caring approach to education, embracing Christian values and God's Word.
  • Opportunities to interact closely with faculty members who have experience as active missionaries in foreign lands, as well as in local outreach.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and resources that support a high-quality learning experience.
  • The chance to become part of a competitive program that only admits highly qualified applicants, ensuring a rigorous and rewarding educational journey.
  • Access to a network of alumni who have successfully completed the program and have gone on to make meaningful contributions in the field of nursing.
  • The opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that are in high demand in the healthcare industry, with potential for advancing one's career and making a lasting impact on patient care.

Family Nurse Practitioner

#1 in California

University of California-Los Angeles

School of Nursing

89.73%
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    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA - 90095-1405
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Nurse Admin: Lin Zhan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursingg, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated MSN, Bachelor, BSN to PhD, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 5371
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $13,258
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,405
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 73%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $16,180
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 14%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 41%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 91%

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) is widely regarded as the top program in the state of California. This prestigious program stands out for several reasons. 

Firstly, UCLA has a long history of excellence in nursing education, being among the first institutions to offer family nurse practitioner programs funded by the Health Resources Service Administration in 1971. 

Additionally, UCLA's School of Nursing is one of the largest acute care nurse practitioner programs in the western United States, established in 1994.

The Nurse Practitioner program at UCLA offers a comprehensive two-year course of study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. This program is specifically designed to prepare registered nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing for advanced practice. 

Students in this program have the opportunity to specialize in various fields such as adult/gerontology acute care and family nurse practitioner with a focus in occupational and environmental health. The program also ensures that students are well-prepared for the national certification examinations in their chosen specialties.

Key Student Benefits:

  •  Excellent reputation and long-standing history of nursing education excellence
  • Diverse range of specializations offered, allowing students to pursue their specific interests
  •  Access to one of the largest acute care nurse practitioner programs in the western United States
  •  Rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for national certification examinations
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and learning at UCLA's Schools of Medicine and Nursing
  •  Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and research, preparing students to be leaders in the field
  • Location in California, providing students with diverse clinical experiences and opportunities for networking within a vibrant healthcare community.

MSN — Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

#1 in Colorado

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Colorado State University - Pueblo

92.27%
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    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO - 81001-4901
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Nurse Admin: Susan Belport, DNR MS, APN, RN, NE, ACNP, FNP-BC
Title: Interim Associate Dean/ Director of the School of Nursing
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nursing Administration, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, Doctor of Nursing, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 171
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,005
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,854
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 98%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,638
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 94%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 28%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 37%

Colorado State University-Pueblo offers a top-notch Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program that stands out as the best in the state. This program integrates evidence-based practice, ethical decision making, and technology into advanced nursing practice, equipping students with the essential skills to provide safe and quality patient-centered care. 

The curriculum emphasizes inter-professional collaboration, preparing students for various career paths such as nurse administrators, health policy experts, and clinical nurse leaders. 

The program's flexibility is another advantage, as students can specialize in multiple concentration areas including Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 

Additionally, the program follows a hybrid approach, combining online learning with on-campus participation to ensure a well-rounded educational experience. With its comprehensive curriculum, emphasis on practical skills, and adaptability, Colorado State University-Pueblo's Nurse Practitioner Program sets the standard for excellence in the state.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Comprehensive curriculum integrating evidence-based practice and technology 
  • Emphasis on inter-professional collaboration for safe and quality patient-centered care
  • Multiple specialization options in various concentration areas
  • Hybrid program offering flexibility through a combination of online and on-campus learning
  • Opportunities to pursue diverse career paths as a nurse administrator, health policy expert, or clinical nurse leader 

Master of Science in Nursing Program

#1 in Connecticut

Sacred Heart University

College of Nursing

96.33%
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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT - 06825-1000
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Nurse Admin: Karen M. Daley, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • Programs: CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 333
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,200
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $18,153
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 66%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 21%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 73%

Sacred Heart University's Nurse Practitioner (NP) program in Connecticut stands out as the top choice in the state for aspiring nurse practitioners. With its comprehensive curriculum and experienced faculty, the program offers students the highest quality education and preparation for their future careers.

The NP program at Sacred Heart University is renowned for its excellence in nursing education. Students can expect to receive a well-rounded education that covers a wide range of topics, including health care policy, evidence-based practice, and contemporary nursing theories. The program also emphasizes the importance of inter-professional collaboration and patient-centered care, ensuring that students develop the necessary skills to provide high-quality healthcare.

One of the key advantages of the NP program at Sacred Heart University is its flexibility. Students have the option to complete their coursework online, allowing them to balance their studies with other commitments. 

Additionally, the program offers three pathways to nursing leadership, allowing students to customize their degree based on their interests and career goals.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Comprehensive curriculum covering a wide range of nursing topics
  • Emphasis on inter-professional collaboration and patient-centered care
  • Flexible online coursework options
  • Three pathways to nursing leadership
  • Experienced faculty with extensive knowledge and expertise in nursing
  • Opportunity to customize the degree based on individual career goals
  • Strong reputation for excellence in nursing education.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

#1 in District of Columbia

Georgetown University

Department of Nursing

98.96%
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    37th and O St NW, Washington, DC - 20057-0001
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Nurse Admin: Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, ANER FAAN
Title: Nursing Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 1639
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,200
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 54%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $44,328
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 17%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 45%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 94%

Georgetown University offers the Nurse Practitioner (NP) program in the state of District of Columbia, providing students with exceptional education and preparation for a successful career in healthcare. With a curriculum grounded in the Jesuit ideal of care for the person.

Georgetown University School of Nursing emphasizes a holistic approach to family health, addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. The program is designed for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are interested in primary care and promoting health.
 
 Georgetown University's NP program stands out due to its rigorous and comprehensive curriculum. Students receive a blend of asynchronous didactic content, synchronous class sessions, and in-person Objective Clinical Intensives, allowing for a well-rounded and immersive learning experience. 

Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue board certification and credentialing, with outstanding first-time pass rates on certification exams. 

FNPs who complete this program are equipped to practice independently in various clinical settings, providing primary care and managing common acute and complex chronic conditions.
 
 Key Student Benefits:

  • Advanced and comprehensive education in family health and primary care
  • Flexibility to continue working and fulfill personal responsibilities while studying
  • High-quality education supported by effective educational practices
  • Opportunities for specialization in a specific area of interest
  • Access to experienced and dedicated faculty who are committed to students' success

MSN Family Nursing Practitioner

#1 in Florida

Florida State University

College of Nursing

89.89%
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    222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL - 32306-1037
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Nurse Admin: Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, MSN, RNI FAAN
Title: Dean and Professor
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 2061
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,656
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,000
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,897
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 32%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 29%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 84%

Florida State University offers an exceptional Nurse Practitioner (NP) program that stands out as the best in the state. This program provides students with an extensive academic curriculum and valuable hands-on clinical experience. 

The didactic curriculum includes courses on evidence-based practice, health equity, health systems and policy, as well advanced pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology. Students also have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty for their clinical practice research and health advocacy work, ensuring they receive the best guidance and mentorship. 

The program offers online and part-time study options, with minimal on-campus requirements and synchronous components delivered through Zoom. Moreover, the program culminates in a comprehensive exit exam, ensuring students are well-prepared and knowledgeable in their field.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Solid Foundation: The program provides each student with a solid foundation to become a leader in the advanced practice nursing profession.
  • Hands-on Clinical Experience: Students gain hundreds of hours of hands-on clinical experience within diverse organizations, working with expert clinical preceptors across the country.
  • Nationally Recognized Faculty: Students have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized faculty for their clinical practice research and health advocacy work.
  • Flexibility: The program offers online and part-time study tracks, allowing students to balance their education with their personal and professional commitments.
  • Minimal On-campus Requirements: With minimal on-campus skill practice and testing, students can benefit from the program's convenience and accessibility.
  • Extensive Curriculum: The program covers essential topics such as advanced pathophysiology, health assessment, pharmacology, evidence-based practice, health equity, and health systems and policy.
  • Comprehensive Exit Exam: Students complete a comprehensive exit exam, ensuring they are well-prepared and qualified in their field of expertise.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Georgia

University of North Georgia

University of North Georgia

93.23%
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    82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA - 30597
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Nurse Admin: Heather Harris, DNR APRN-BC
Title: Department Chair
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 724
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,341
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,460
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 93%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,539
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 81%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 47%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 39%

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program at the University of North Georgia (UNG) stands out as the premier choice in the state of Georgia. With its comprehensive curriculum and exceptional faculty, the program prepares students to become highly skilled and competent nurse practitioners. 

UNG's NP program offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on clinical experience, allowing students to develop a deep understanding of advanced nursing practices. 

The program also emphasizes evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills, equipping students with the necessary tools to provide high-quality healthcare to patients.

One key aspect that sets UNG's NP program apart is its commitment to personalized education. The program offers small class sizes, allowing for individual attention and mentorship from faculty members. 

This personalized approach ensures that students receive the support and guidance needed to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors.

Additionally, UNG's NP program provides numerous opportunities for clinical rotations in diverse healthcare settings. This exposure to different practice areas allows students to gain a well-rounded perspective and enhances their clinical skills.

Furthermore, UNG's NP program prioritizes collaboration and interdisciplinary education. Students have the opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals from various disciplines, fostering a comprehensive understanding of healthcare delivery. 

This interdisciplinary approach prepares graduates to seamlessly integrate into healthcare teams and provide holistic care to patients.

In summary, the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of North Georgia stands out as the premier choice in the state due to its comprehensive curriculum, personalized education, clinical opportunities, and interdisciplinary focus. Graduates of UNG's NP program are well-equipped to excel in their nursing careers and make a positive impact in the healthcare field.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Personalized education with small class sizes and individualized attention
  • Extensive clinical opportunities in diverse healthcare settings
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills
  • Collaboration with healthcare professionals from various disciplines
  • Comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for advanced nursing practice

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Illinois

Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Health Sciences Center

96.74%
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    3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL - 61114
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Nurse Admin: Charlene Aaron, PhD, RN
Title: President and Chief Nurse Administrator
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 22
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,000
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: N/A
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 100%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 67%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: N/A

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at Saint Anthony College of Nursing is considered the best in the state of Illinois for several reasons. First, the program offers a wide range of specialty options for students to choose from, allowing them to tailor their education to their professional goals and preferences. 

Whether they want to become a holistic care provider as a Nurse Practitioner, coordinate care for patients with complex needs as a Clinical Nurse Leader, or shape future nursing care as an educator, there is a specialty track available to suit their aspirations.

Second, the program is designed to accommodate the needs of working adults. Recognizing the busy lives and responsibilities that many students have, the program offers part-time academic schedules, allowing students to attend classes while still fulfilling their other obligations.

Third, the curriculum of the Nurse Practitioner program at Saint Anthony College of Nursing follows national guidelines set by the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and ANCC. T

his ensures that graduates are well-prepared and eligible to take national certification examinations and apply for state licensure as advanced practice nurses.

Overall, the Nurse Practitioner program at Saint Anthony College of Nursing stands out in Illinois for its comprehensive specialty options, flexible scheduling for working adults, and adherence to national guidelines.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Variety of specialty options to align with professional goals
  • Part-time academic schedules for working adults
  • Preparation for national certification examinations
  • Eligibility for state licensure as advanced practice nurses
  • Access to a renowned faculty and expert resources [1]

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Indiana

University of Southern Indiana

College of Nursing & Health Professions

94.77%
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    8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN - 47712
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Nurse Admin: Jennifer Evans, DNP RN, NC-BC
Title: Interim Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursingg, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 349
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,424
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,668
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 94%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 33%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 53%

The University of Southern Indiana's Nurse Practitioner program is a standout in the state of Indiana. With a comprehensive curriculum that covers a broad range of knowledge and experience, graduates of this program enter the field fully prepared to provide direct health care services to individuals of all ages. 

The program focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and the management of both acute and chronic illnesses. Students gain valuable experience in ambulatory care settings, where they can work with patients at every stage of life, from newborns to the elderly. 

The program also emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice and critical thinking, equipping students to make informed clinical decisions and develop effective treatment plans. 

Furthermore, the program advocates for culturally competent and ethical care, ensuring that students are well-rounded practitioners who can provide quality care to diverse populations.

By offering a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum, the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Southern Indiana stands as the top choice for aspiring nurse practitioners in the state.

Key Student Benefits:

  • A broad base of knowledge and experience to provide care to patients of all ages
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice and critical thinking for informed clinical decision making
  • Preparation to provide cost-effective, culturally competent, and ethical care
  • Opportunities to work in ambulatory care settings with diverse patient populations
  • A focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of acute and chronic illnesses [1]

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University

School of Nursing

89.43%
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    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY - 40475-3102
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Nurse Admin: Brooke Bentley, PhD, MSN, APRN
Title: Chair, Professor
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Associate, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 563
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,752
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,558
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 98%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 25%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 45%

Eastern Kentucky University's Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program stands out as the premier choice for aspiring NPs in the state of Kentucky. With rigorous admission requirements, the program ensures that only the most qualified individuals are admitted. 

Applicants need to possess a nationally accredited bachelor's degree in nursing, hold an unblemished RN license, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have completed a statistics course with a grade of C or higher. Additionally, MSN-FNP and MSN-PMHNP applicants must have at least one year of RN experience.

What sets the program apart is its meticulous selection process, which incorporates careful consideration of academic transcripts, a goal statement, three professional references, and professional work experience. 

The emphasis on holistic evaluation, including the possibility of an interview, ensures that candidates are thoroughly examined. Moreover, Eastern Kentucky University's Nurse Practitioner Program offers extensive support and guidance throughout the journey, fostering a nurturing environment for student success.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Access to a highly competitive and esteemed program that upholds strict admission criteria.
  • A comprehensive curriculum that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their field.
  • Opportunities for practical experience and application of theoretical concepts in real-world settings.
  • Dedicated faculty and advisors who provide individualized attention and guidance.
  • Networking opportunities with renowned professionals in the field, opening doors to future career prospects.
  • Continued support throughout the program, ensuring students receive the necessary resources to achieve their academic and professional goals.
  • A strong foundation that prepares graduates for leadership roles and the ability to make a significant impact in the healthcare industry.

Master of Science in Nursing

#1 in Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

98.74%
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    104 University Circle, Lafayette, LA - 70503
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    (377) 482-1000
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Nurse Admin: Lisa Broussard, DNS, RN, CNE
Title: Interim Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, Pre-Licensure, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 718
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $10,346
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,300
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $9,319
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 67%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 35%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 51%

The Family Nurse Practitioner MSN concentration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an exceptional program that prepares students to excel in the role of primary care Family Nurse Practitioners. 

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for advanced practice licensure and work in a variety of settings, providing comprehensive care to patients across the lifespan. With a strong emphasis on prevention and primary care, many FNPs choose to work in health professional shortage areas, addressing the critical need for access to quality healthcare. 

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education that meets rigorous standards.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Preparation: The program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as Family Nurse Practitioners, enabling them to provide holistic care to a diverse range of patients.
  • National Certification: Upon completing the MSN curriculum, students are eligible to take the Nurse Practitioner Role: Family Nurse Practitioner national certification examination, opening up opportunities for career advancement and professional recognition.
  • Collaborative Approach: FNPs work in collaboration with various healthcare professionals, allowing students to develop essential teamwork and communication skills.
  • Increased Access to Care: The program emphasizes working in health professional shortage areas, empowering students to make a positive impact on underserved communities by improving access to healthcare.
  • Affiliation with ICMSN: The program is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing, providing students with a broader network and access to additional resources and opportunities.

Family Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing

95.24%
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    1 University Ave, Lowell, MA - 01854-5104
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Nurse Admin: Heidi Collins Fantasia, PhD7 RN7 WHNP-BC
Title: Associate Professor and Department Chair
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 666
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $15,698
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 91%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $9,108
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 75%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 21%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 69%

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Massachusetts is renowned for its excellence in nursing education. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, this program offers a comprehensive curriculum that equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide advanced nursing care to diverse populations. 

Graduates of the program are prepared to practice in specialized nursing roles, collaborate with healthcare professionals, and demonstrate leadership in the profession. 

The program offers two specialty tracks, namely Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP). 

Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for national certification exams with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

Admission to the program is competitive and requires a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a minimum GPA of 3.0, a statistics course, a valid nursing license in Massachusetts, professional nursing experience, two letters of recommendation, and a goal statement that demonstrates alignment with the program's specialty tracks.

Key Student Benefits:

  • Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ensuring a high-quality education.
  • Preparation for national certification exams with the AANP or ANCC, increasing job prospects and professional opportunities.
  • Specialized tracks in FNP and A-GNP, allowing students to focus their studies on their area of interest.
  • Competitive admission process, ensuring that students are part of a dedicated and motivated cohort.
  • Opportunity for full-time or part-time study, providing flexibility to accommodate students' individual needs.
  • Guidance from assigned advisors, helping students plan their program of studies and succeed academically.
  • The opportunity for outstanding Bachelor of Science nursing students to apply for a bachelor's to master's degree in nursing program, accelerating their educational and career advancement.

MSN Nurse Practitioner

#1 in Michigan

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

School of Nursing

93.76%
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    503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI - 48109
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    (734) 764-1817
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Nurse Admin: Patricia Hurn, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to PhD, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 6678
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $16,178
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,048
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 66%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $22,021
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 26%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 41%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 93%

#1 in Minnesota

Winona State University

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

87.06%
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    175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN - 55987-5838
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    (507) 457-5000
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Nurse Admin: Julie M. Anderson, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 303
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $10,184
  • Book Book and Supplies: $900
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,891
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 75%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 25%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 61%

#1 in Mississippi

Mississippi University for Women

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

96.88%
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    1100 College Street, Columbus, MS - 39701
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    (662) 329-4750
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Nurse Admin: Brandy Houlk Carmon, EdD, RN-BSN
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 143
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,600
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,221
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 99%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 37%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 46%

#1 in Missouri

Missouri State University-Springfield

School of Nursing

92.65%
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    901 S National Avenue, Springfield, MO - 65897
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    (417) 836-5000
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Nurse Admin: Kathryn A. Patterson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Title: Director
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to DNP, LPN to BSN, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 742
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,294
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,549
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 87%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 32%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 58%

#1 in Nebraska

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Department of Nursing

91.82%
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    720 North 87th Street, Omaha, NE - 68114-2852
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    (402) 354-7000
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Nurse Admin: Sheila E. Garland, EdD, RN, MS
Title: Interim Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 70
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,000
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,124
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 92%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 63%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: N/A

#1 in Nevada

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

School of Nursing

89.98%
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    4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, NV - 89154
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    (702) 895-3011
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Nurse Admin: Imelda Reyes, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, CPNP-PC, CNE, FAANP
Title: Acting Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 1235
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,737
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,240
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,518
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 81%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 42%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 44%

#1 in New Jersey

Stockton University

Nursing Program

91.37%
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    101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ - 08205-9441
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    (609) 652-1776
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Nurse Admin: Sheila A. Quinn, PhD, RN
Title: Associate Dean & Chief Nurse Administrator
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 335
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $14,885
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,375
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 91%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $9,532
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 77%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 25%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: N/A

#1 in New York

St. John Fisher College

Wegmans School of Nursing

92.03%
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    3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY - 14618-3597
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    (585) 385-8000
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Nurse Admin: Tricia K. Gatlin, PhD, MS, RN, CNE
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Adult Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 216
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,100
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $17,515
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 68%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 21%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 72%

#1 in North Carolina

Western Carolina University

School of Nursing

99.33%
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    Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC - 28723-9646
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    (828) 227-7100
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Nurse Admin: Terrica Durbin, DNP, PhD, CRNA, APRN
Title: Director
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 544
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,367
  • Book Book and Supplies: $621
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,641
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 48%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 25%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 64%

#1 in North Dakota

University of Mary

Division of Nursing

96.72%
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    7500 University Dr, Bismarck, ND - 58504
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    (701) 255-7500
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Nurse Admin: Billie J. Madler, DNR APRN, FNP-BC-FAANP
Title: Associate Dean of Nursing
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to DNP, LPN to BSN, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 162
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,014
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $10,598
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 72%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 44%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 59%

#1 in Pennsylvania

Carlow University

School of Nursing

95.37%
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    3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA - 15213-3165
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    (412) 578-6000
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Nurse Admin: Rhonda Maneval, PhD, RN
Title: Senior Associate Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 109
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,400
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $16,561
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 94%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 34%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 58%

#1 in Rhode Island

Rhode Island College

School of Nursing

89.11%
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    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI - 02908
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    (401) 456-8000
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Nurse Admin: Justin DiLibero, DNR APRN CCRN-K, CCNS, ACCNS-AG, FCNS
Title: Interim Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 319
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $10,702
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 93%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,674
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 81%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 21%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 46%

#1 in South Carolina

University of South Carolina-Columbia

98.79%
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    Columbia-Campus, Columbia, SC - 29208
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    (803) 777-7000
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Nurse Admin: ,
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to DNP, BSN to PhD, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 1956
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $12,688
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,085
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,405
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 68%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 24%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 78%

#1 in Tennessee

Tennessee Technological University

Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

96.59%
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    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, TN - 38505-0001
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    (931) 372-3101
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Nurse Admin: Kimberly J. Hanna, PhD, RN, CNL
Title: Dean and Professor
  • Programs: CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, DNP, MSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 465
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,802
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,280
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 98%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,613
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 80%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 32%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 57%

#1 in Texas

The University of Texas at El Paso

College of Nursing

93.47%
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    500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX - 79968-0691
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    (915) 747-5000
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Nurse Admin: Leslie K Robbins, PhD, APRN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, FAANP, ANEF
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 818
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,744
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,632
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 88%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,362
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 100%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 25%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 44%

#1 in Utah

University of Utah College of Nursing

College of Nursing

89.09%
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    201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201, Salt Lake City, UT - 84112-9008
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    (801) 581-7200
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Nurse Admin: Marla J. De Jong, PhD, RN7 CCNS, FAAN
Title: Dean, Louis H. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair, and Professor
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 4193
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,893
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,036
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 87%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,345
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 79%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 31%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 67%

#1 in Virginia

James Madison University

School of Nursing

94.05%
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    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA - 22807
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    (540) 568-6211
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Nurse Admin: Melody K Eaton, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Title: Director and Professor
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 1060
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $12,638
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,098
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 60%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,202
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 80%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 23%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 82%

#1 in Washington

University of Washington

School of Nursing

85.95%
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    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA - 98195-4550
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    (206) 543-2100
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Nurse Admin: Allison R. Webel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Interim Executive Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursingg, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, BSN to PhD, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 7812
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $12,076
  • Book Book and Supplies: $900
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 56%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $14,519
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 56%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 29%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 82%

#1 in West Virginia

West Virginia University

School of Nursing

99.11%
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    PO Box 6201, Morgantown, WV - 26506
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    (304) 293-0111
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Nurse Admin: Tara F. Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, Doctor of Nursing, MSN, MSN to DNP, Ph.D., Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 2421
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,976
  • Book Book and Supplies: $950
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 95%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $9,852
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 84%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 31%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 62%

#1 in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

99.70%
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    105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI - 54701
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    (715) 836-4636
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Nurse Admin: Kristen Abbott-Anderson, PhD, RN, CNE
Title: Dean
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to BSN

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 441
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,874
  • Book Book and Supplies: $400
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 80%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,214
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 84%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 43%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 65%

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