Best Health Degrees Releases National Rankings of MSN Degree Programs

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 General News
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Health Degrees (, an independent, free online source for information on healthcare degrees and careers, has released four 2020 rankings of the best Master of Science in Nursing degree programs in the US:

25 Best Traditional MSN Degree Programs for 2020 (

15 Best Online MSN Degree Programs for 2020 ( Fastest Online MSN Degree Programs for 2020( Most Affordable Online MSN Degree Programs for 2020(

The Top 3 Best Traditional MSN Programs for 2020 are: 1) University of Maryland; 2) University of Pennsylvania; 3) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Top 3 Online MSN Programs for 2020 are: 1) The Ohio State University; 2) University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; 3) University of Pittsburgh.

A complete list of all institutions ranked is included at the end of this release.

"As the minimum education for nurses shifts to the BSN," BHD editors explain, "master degree nursing programs are one way that nursing schools are helping nurses compete on the job market." With increasing standards in the 21st century, nurses have more pressure to earn their master's. But there are other benefits: an MSN "allows their salaries to advance to approximately $45.00/ an hour based upon the different career advancement they choose." Specialization also brings its benefits, while a master's degree also sets nurses up for promotion to management and leadership.

Best Health Degrees ranked both on-campus and online programs, focusing on the particular advantages of each. According to the editors, "While online learning offers discussion forums and interaction, some nurses desire a more hands-on approach to obtaining their degree, working closely with others in their program." On the other hand, "Because the nursing field requires most nurses to work 12-hour shifts around the clock, online MSN programs offer schedule flexibility that is unmatched by the traditional programs found across the nation." There is no right decision, the editors note: "working nurses who want to enhance their career have a wealth of options."

Best Health Degrees provides current information that aspiring healthcare professionals need to explore their health care career options; to learn what skills and training are required; to find what salary they can expect to make; and to get an edge in landing the best jobs. BHD also ranks traditional and online programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs like nursing, health informatics, health care administration, and more.

All Institutions in the Best Health Degrees MSN Rankings (in alphabetical order)

Ball State UniversityBoston CollegeBradley UniversityClarkson CollegeColumbia UniversityDuke UniversityEmory UniversityFerris State UniversityFitchburg State UniversityFlorida Atlantic UniversityFlorida State UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityHerzing UniversityIndiana State UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityKennesaw State UniversityLamar UniversityLiberty UniversityLoyola University ChicagoMarquette UniversityMichigan State UniversityNew York UniversityOhio State UniversityPennsylvania State UniversityRoberts Wesleyan CollegeSaint Francis Medical CenterSouthern New Hampshire UniversityUCLAUnion UniversityUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of ArkansasUniversity of California, DavisUniversity of Central FloridaUniversity of Central MissouriUniversity of CincinnatiUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstUniversity of MiamiUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PittsburghUniversity of RochesterUniversity of San DiegoUniversity of South FloridaUniversity of Texas Medical BranchUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUniversity of VirginiaUniversity of West GeorgiaVanderbilt UniversityWest Texas A&M UniversityWestern Governor's University

George AllenMedia Manager, Best Health (919) 864-2220

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