On Monday, the website TopRNtoBSN.com ranked Stan State’s accelerated bachelor’s nursing program as No. 1 in California, No. 23 in the nation, and No. 2 overall in the entire Western Region behind the University of Washington. Stanislaus State was the only California school ranked in the top 50 of the nation’s accelerated BSN programs, which are for students who already have earned a bachelor’s degree in another course of study.
In addition, Stan State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for students without a prior bachelor’s degree) was ranked No. 31 in the nation and No. 5 in California. California schools fared well in the BSN rankings, with UCLA and UC Irvine in the top 10, and Long Beach State and San Diego State joining Stanislaus State in the top 31. CSU San Bernardino and Cal State Los Angeles also were ranked in the top 50.
The website’s methodology ranks programs according to graduation rates, low student debt upon graduation and overall respect for the program as measured by admission selectivity. Only schools fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education are considered by the website.