Radford University RN-BSN program named best in Virginia by allnurses.com


Radford University’s RN-to-BSN program has been ranked the best in Virginia by allnurses.com for 2023.

The website points primarily to the program’s affordability for the ranking, saying the total cost of the program annually is $10,320, covering 30 credit hours at an accessible rate of $344 per credit. In addition, allnurses.com notes that the RN-to-BSN program’s accelerated 10-month completion time makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a fast-track path to career advancement.

“Our 100% online RN-to-BSN program allows students to complete their coursework at a pace that best suits their needs and lifestyle,” said Wendy R. Downey, Radford School of Nursing interim dean. “At a time when price matters, our high-quality program is affordable from an institution known for excellence.”

The profile of Radford’s program also says, “Flexibility is at the core of this program’s design. The curriculum features seven-week courses, and the convenience of six annual start dates provides ample options for prospective students. This structure caters perfectly to working professionals who are looking to enhance their nursing careers through convenient online learning.”

Allnurses.com picks and ranks nursing schools in accordance with their methodology of surveying readers to understand what they value most while selecting schools, including NCLEX pass rates, graduation rates, student-faculty ratio, price, mode, duration, admission rates and more for hundreds of the most prominent nursing schools in the United States. More about allnurses.com’s methodology in compiling this list can be found on its website.

“I truly appreciate the accessibility of the professors in the RN-BSN program at Radford,” said April Morrison,  an RN-BSN student who expects to graduate this December. “They have all been very responsive and truly care about our goals and aspirations. The ultimate student is someone who is motivated to do their best and is ready to learn.”

Morrison, who has years of experience in bedside emergency nursing and various areas of leadership, added she loves that the program caters to the needs of the nursing profession and that the additional knowledge she gains with each course in the program becomes “more tools in my toolbox.”

As a leader in nursing education, the Radford University School of Nursing provides students with opportunities to excel in a field where the demand grows stronger each year. The school, with learning locations at the main campus in Radford and at Radford University Carilion (RUC) in Roanoke, offers direct admission to all of the undergraduate nursing programs, with milestone progression criteria at the end of freshman and sophomore years, before students are able to take upper division nursing courses.

To learn more about the Radford University School of Nursing, visit https://www.radford.edu/content/nursing/home.html.

To learn more about allnurses.com, visit https://allnurses.com/.

Sep 1, 2023
Mark Lambert