UTA Ranked First Nationally for Best Online Bachelor of Science Nursing Program
By UT Arlington Communications
Posted on November 14, 2019, November 14, 2019

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The University of Texas at Arlington’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is ranked as the best in the nation by College Rank.

“This recognition is another example of the commitment to excellence and impact of the programs offered by UTA,” said Elizabeth Merwin, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CoNHI). “I’m extremely proud of the work our faculty does to promote student success and ensure we address critical workforce needs in our communities.”

According to College Rank, online bachelor program rankings are based on three factors: potential salary after graduation, individual program accreditation and overall affordability. Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the National Center for Education Statistics.

The impact of UTA’s graduates in the workforce is reflected across the nation, but especially in North Texas. UTA partners with many area hospitals—such as Medical City Arlington, Texas Health Resources, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health—to fulfill patient care needs in surrounding communities and beyond.

CoNHI is the No. 1 producer of baccalaureate-degreed nurses in Texas and is the largest nursing program of any public institution in the country. CoNHI is ranked No. 56 among nursing master’s degree programs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. UTA’s doctor of nursing practice program is ranked No. 84.

Its online Master of Science in Nursing degree program recently was ranked No. 7 nationally and second in Texas among nursing schools with hybrid or fully online MSN programs, according to Best Health Degrees.

The college was designated a 2019 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

UTA’s research and development efforts are boosting the local economy through the development of intellectual property, company startups, and job creation.

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