By Janice Phelan, June 24, 2019
The University of Central Missouri’s School of Nursing was recently ranked among the top 5 nursing schools in Missouri by TopRNtoBSN.com, a leading online information source for current and prospective nursing students. The 2019 rankings highlighted the “15 Best Online RN to BSN Nursing Schools in Missouri.”
UCM ranked No. 5 among the 15 schools highlighted. Criteria used by TopRNtoBSN.com included researching each accredited school in the state while focusing attention on schools offering bachelor’s degrees and higher. Additional criteria included cost, reputation and salary expectation, based on data from College Scorecard, IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) and Niche.
Nationally accredited since 1978, the UCM School of Nursing is designed to graduate competent, caring and mindful practitioners committed to the service of creating and leading a culture of health.
UCM has two bachelor’s programs and a master’s program, offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus, the university’s Lee’s Summit location, as well as through online courses. Programs are:
The comprehensive programs include clinical rotations at a number of quality healthcare facilities and community organizations. Close to 95 percent of UCM nursing graduates stay in Missouri, filling vital needs throughout the state.