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Top 100 grad schools for nurses

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When you’re in “shopping for a grad school” mode, your palms inevitably will start itching to pick up the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report to get the inside scoop on the schools in your area. Given the financial and time investments of going back to school, it’s no wonder we want all the help and insight we can get before making the big decision.

If you’re looking to go back for a higher degree in nursing, we’ve done some of the finger work for you. Below is a list of 100 grad schools in Scrubsmag.com’s Nurse’s Guide to Nursing Schools that also received high marks in U.S. News & World Report‘s latest survey of the best grad schools in the nation.

See which schools made our short list of best regional grad schools for nurses, and click through these 100 links to see each school’s ratings and reviews in Scrubsmag.com’s Nurse’s Guide to Nursing Schools. And don’t forget to leave a rave review about your own alma mater!

 Top 100 Grad Schools for Nurses

  1. University of Alabama – Birmingham School of Nursing

  2. Alverno College

  3. University of Arizona

  4. Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation (See why ASU is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of “big city” nursing schools we love)

  5. University of Arkansas

  6. Baylor University – The Louise Herrington School of Nursing

  7. Boston College – William F. Connell School of Nursing

  8. Brigham Young University College of Nursing

  9. University of Buffalo (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of large-sized nursing schools we love)

  10. Cal State Los Angeles

  11. University of California Los Angeles

  12. University of California San Francisco

  13. Case Western Reserve University, The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (See why Case Western Reserve is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of “big city” nursing schools we love)

  14. Catholic University of America

  15. University of Central Florida

  16. University Cincinnati/Walters College

  17. University of Colorado – Denver School of Nursing

  18. Columbia University School of Nursing (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools on the East Coast we love)

  19. University of Connecticut School of Nursing

  20. Creighton University School of Nursing

  21. CUNY – Hunter College, Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing

  22. Duke University School of Nursing

  23. East Carolina University (See why East Carolina is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools in the South we love)

  24. Emory – Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (See Emory is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of “big city” nursing schools we love)

  25. University of Florida College of Nursing

  26. Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing (See why Frontier is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of “small town” nursing schools we love)

  27. George Mason University

  28. George Washington University School of Nursing (See why GWU is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of “big city” nursing schools we love)

  29. Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

  30. Georgia Health Sciences University (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools in the South we love)

  31. Georgia State University School of Nursing

  32. University of Illinois/Chicago

  33. University of Incarnate Word (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools in Texas we love)

  34. Indiana State University School Of Nursing

  35. Indiana University, Purdue – School of Nursing

  36. University of Iowa College of Nursing – 101 Nursing Building

  37. School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University

  38. University of Kansas School of Nursing

  39. University of Kentucky College of Nursing

  40. University of Louisville School of Nursing

  41. Loyola University Chicago – Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

  42. Marquette University College of Nursing

  43. University of Maryland School of Nursing

  44. University of Massachusetts Amherst – School of Nursing

  45. University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth

  46. University of Massachusetts School of Nursing

  47. University of Massachusetts – Worcester

  48. Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools on the East Coast we love)

  49. MGH Institute of Health

  50. University of Miami

  51. Michigan State University College of Nursing

  52. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School of Nursing

  53. University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

  54. University of Missouri – Barnes College

  55. University of Missouri – Kansas City

  56. University of Missouri – Sinclair School of Nursing

  57. University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

  58. University of New Mexico

  59. New York University College of Nursing

  60. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

  61. University of North Carolina — Greensboro

  62. Ohio State University (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of large-sized nursing schools we love)

  63. University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Nursing

  64. Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools on the West Coast we love)

  65. Pace University – Lienhard School of Nursing

  66. Pennsylvania State University – University Park School of Nursing

  67. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools on the East Coast we love)

  68. University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools on the East Coast we love)

  69. University of Portland

  70. Purdue University – School of Nursing College of Health and Human Sciences

  71. University of Rochester

  72. Rush University College of Nursing (See why Rush is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of “small town” nursing schools we love)

  73. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – Newark College of Nursing (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of large-sized nursing schools we love)

  74. University of San Diego School of Nursing

  75. University of San Francisco School of Nursing

  76. University of South Carolina – Columbia College of Nursing

  77. University of South Florida

  78. St. Louis University School of Nursing

  79. University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing

  80. University of Tennessee – Knoxville

  81. University of Texas Arlington School of Nursing

  82. University of Texas – Austin (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools in Texas we love)

  83. University of  Texas – Galveston School Of Nursing (See why this school tops our list of nursing schools in Texas.)

  84. University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing

  85. Texas Tech University (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools in Texas we love)

  86. Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing

  87. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

  88. University of Utah

  89. Vanderbilt University

  90. Villanova University

  91. Virginia Commonwealth University

  92. University of Virginia (See why this school is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of nursing schools on the East Coast to get a great education)

  93. Warrensburg Area Vo-Tech School

  94. Washington State University College of Nursing

  95. University of Washington

  96. Wayne State University College of Nursing

  97. Wesley College of Nursing (See why Wesley is on Scrubsmag.com’s short list of “small town” nursing schools we love)

  98. University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Nursing

  99. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School Of Nursing

  100. Yale University School of Nursing

Source: U.S. News & World Report, Scrubsmag.com’s Nurse’s Guide to Nursing Schools

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