January 09, 2018

Ohio State’s online programs rank among nation’s best

U.S. News names online bachelor’s programs, including RN to BSN, No. 1 in the country, and nursing graduate programs No. 2 for 2018


The Ohio State University’s online degree programs are among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings.


Ohio State is first in the nation out of 357 for its online bachelor’s degree offerings, which includes the College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program. Additionally, the College of Nursing’s online graduate programs ranked second on the list of 159 programs.


Online courses offer flexibility for students – especially those who work – and are gaining popularity. Ohio State currently offers 19 online degree programs and is committed to building an eLearning portfolio that provides engaging, high-quality learning.


“We are incredibly proud to have our exceptional online graduate programs ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and to be the number one ranked public College of Nursing on this year’s list,” said Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing, vice president for health promotion and chief wellness officer for Ohio State. “This recognition demonstrates that our world-class, caring faculty [members] provide students with outstanding education, support and evidence-based curricula online, just as they do for our students on campus. We provide our students with terrific mentorship and the inspiration to dream, deliver and discover transformative change in healthcare locally to globally, while instilling the confidence and evidence-based practice skills they need to lead, improve patients’ lives and enhance their health and wellness outcomes.”


Ohio State’s online programs are available to students living in most states. Degrees available online in the College of Nursing include: the RN to BSN and MS in nursing, the doctor of nursing practice (DNP)the master of healthcare innovation (MHI) and the master of applied clinical and preclinical research (MACPR).  



Contact: Lainie Bradshaw, 614-688-1062, Bradshaw.162@osu.edu



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