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States with RN to BSN schools

How will your RN to BSN education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a RN to BSN degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. The US has 1,815 brick and mortar RN to BSN schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have RN to BSN programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in RN to BSN were earned by 165,136 students in the US. Of these students, 6,706 received certifications in nursing, 148,850 received an undergraduate degree in nursing, and 9,580 received a graduate-level degree in nursing.


Students can pursue education in nursing at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Nursing

The skills and/or knowledge that RN to BSN students can expect to gain during the course of their RN to BSN education are:

  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Wound Care
  • Medicine Administration


In 2010, RN to BSN schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $20,618 per year. The RN to BSN schools that charged students the highest tuition rates were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Johns Hopkins University - located in Baltimore, Maryland, students paid $39,150
  3. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, students paid $39,130

The lowest tuition was charged by the following RN to BSN schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of South Florida-Main Campus - located in Tampa, Florida, students paid $4,577
  3. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for nurses to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Wyoming - 0%
  2. Kentucky - 0%
  3. Texas - 0%


A nurse in the US earns $NaN per year on average. However, factors such as your exact job description, location, or shift differentials can cause the salary for a nurse to vary greatly. The following states have the highest average salaries for a nurse:

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Registered Nurses 2,655,020 $67,720 12.1%