June 02, 2015

Two degree programs from The Ohio State University College of Nursing are among the nation’s best for veterans, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report.


In “2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans,” the online nursing graduate program is ranked sixth, and Ohio State ranked seventh for online bachelor’s degree programs, which includes the College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program.


The rankings are based on factors such as program reputation, graduation rates and academic and career-support services, and also the financial benefits available specifically to people with military experience.


Mike Carrell, assistant provost and director of Ohio State’s Office of Military and Veterans Services, says the ranking is great news for veterans. 


“Our goal is to help veterans transition to college life. Offering highly ranked online-degree programs is one way we can help them be successful academically. This is especially relevant given the state’s efforts around offering academic credit for military experience and medical certifications,” said Carrell. 


Earlier this year, the College of Nursing’s master’s program ranked 22nd in the “2015 Best Grad Schools.” The “2015 Best Online Programs” ranked the online master’s in nursing sixth in the nation and the online bachelor’s degree programs, including the RN to BSN program, ranked eighth.


“These rankings provide evidence of the exemplary education that we provide in our college,” said Dean Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN. “Our world-class, innovative faculty equip our students with the highest level of skills to transform lives and the future of healthcare.”


The mission of the Ohio State College of Nursing is to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the nation and globe through innovative and transformational education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. More information is available at nursing.osu.edu.