Good Nursing School

There are very many good nursing schools all over the United States that offer very good nursing programs. The students in such institutions are trained to be registered nurses, nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.  Three of the top good nursing schools that are recognized all over the nation for offering the most comprehensive nursing degree programs include:

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • The University of Washington in Seattle
  • The University of Pennsylvania


Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

John Hopkins is a top nursing institution and was ranked as the Best Northeastern College and Best Value College in 2011 by the Princeton Review. The school of nursing of this university was also ranked the best all over the United States in 2011 together with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington.

Every year the school of nursing at this institution enrolls approximately 800 students to several of its nursing programs which include

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) where you may specialize or even combine your degree with over 13 options like family care, clinical specialty and women’s health
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing

They also offer a combined BSN/MSN program where they have an accelerated BSN program after which you get paid residency at a nursing clinic while taking The MSN program as part time.

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

This university is a private research school that is part of the Ivy League. It enrolls very many students every year approximately 25000 annually. In 2011 it was ranked as one of the best private nursing schools in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report. The nursing school offers very many undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs. They not only offer Bachelor of Science in nursing but also eighteen other different masters degree programs.

Some of the graduate nursing degrees are offered in the following fields;

  • Pediatrics
  • Gerontology
  • family health
  • psychiatric and mental health care
  • nurse mid-wifely
  • women’s health care

Apart from this they also offer Ph.D. in nursing and other post- doctorial degrees. They offer accelerated programs and you can take a combined BSN/MSN program.

University of Washington in Seattle

This is one of the best nursing schools in the country and ever since 1984 up to and including 2011 has always been ranked as such by the U.S. News and World Report. They offer many programs and the nursing school has three academic departments namely

  • Behavioral Nursing and Health Systems
  • Family and Child Nursing
  • Psychosocial and Community Health

The programs offered include

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Ph.D. in Nursing Science and also DNP

Those undertaking BSN will be registered nurses while those pursuing graduate programs mainly do nursing research and theory application.

The various graduate’s certificates are offered in;

  • Adult nurse practitioner
  • Adult psychiatric patient care
  • Environmental health,
  • Alternative medicine,
  • Infectious diseases and control,
  • Infant mental health,
  • Leadership,
  • Nursing education
  • Midwifery

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