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The following pages present a spectrum of nursing education opportunities. Whether you're looking to enroll in an RN-to-BSN program or deciding on a master's program (in nurse-midwifery, combination MSN/MBA) or an RN-to-PhD program, you will find information, numerous career options, and links to nursing education programs in this section and in the resources listed below.

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National League for Nursing


61 Broadway, 33rd Floor


New York, NY 10006


Phone: (212) 363-5555 or (800) 669-1656


Fax: (212) 812-0393


Official Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Schools


(includes CD-ROM), Jones and Bartlett Publishers, National League for Nursing, (C)2000


A comprehensive directory of all nursing programs


Jones and Bartlett, Publishers (800) 832-0034


American Association of Colleges of Nursing


One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530


Washington, DC 20036


Phone: (202) 463-6930


Fax: (202) 785-8320


National Student Nurses' Association


45 Main Street, Suite 606


Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone: (718) 210-0705


Fax: (718) 210-0710



University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Top-ranked private school with very small classes and expert mentoring!!


PhD degree with specialization as Nurse Scientist, Nurse Faculty and Executive Nurse Leader. Almost all students receive major financial assistance.


Day and Evening Courses, usually one day per week format and/or web-enhanced. Many scholarships and loans available. Tuition $990 - $1,005/cr. hr.


MSN-Specialties: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Executive, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; CCNE accred.; Post MSN-NP and CNS options.


RN-BSN-MSN Program: CCNE accred.: transfer credits allowed up to 87; GPA transfer credit 2.0, admission 3.00; total challenge exam credits allowed 21; ability to move on to MSN then PhD in expeditious manner.


Contact: Cathleen Mumper, Director of Student Services (800) 248-4873 or (619) 260-4548,


Reader Inquiry #190



University of Delaware, 25 North College Avenue, 205 McDowell Hall, Newark, DE 19716, Phone: (302) 831-0442, Fax (302) 831-4550. Contact: Anne Derbyshire, RN, Distance Learning Recruiter.


RN-BSN only. 2-year program for upper division, 4 year program - can take up to 5 years. Part-time study available. Online courses. Tuition: $319 out of state/$276 in state per credit hour. NLN accredited. No entry exams required. Up to 60 transfer credits allowed. GPA for transfer C, 2.5 for admission. No challenge exams available. 114 students in RN-BSN program. RN program initiated in 1988.


RN-MSN Specialties: Clinical Specialist, Psych, Peds, Adult Health. Online courses. Tuition: $319 out of state/$276 in state.


Certificate Programs: Cognitive Therapy, Clinical Research, Injury Prevention, RN Refresher. Online courses.


Reader Inquiry #191



Saint Xavier University School of Nursing, 3700 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655. Phone: (773) 298-3701, Fax: (773) 298-3704. Contact: Beth Gier-ach, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services.


BSN with separate track for RNs. Full/part time study available. Tuition: $615 per semester hour part-time/$18,350 per year. CCNE Accredited. No entry exams required. Up to 70-90 transfer credits allowed: 2.75 cumulative GPA for transfer, 2.75 cumulative GPA to be considered for admission. 27 total challenge exams credits available. 380 students in baccalaureate program. RN program initiated in 1979.


MSN Specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Leadership in Community Health, and Clinical Nurse Leader. Tuition $575 per credit hour. Evening and Online courses available.


Degrees granted: MSN, FNP. Evening courses. Tuition: $575.


Reader Inquiry #192



University of Michigan-Flint Nursing, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502-1950. (810) 762-3420; Fully-accredited;


BASIC BSN PROGRAM. Admit 40 twice/year; competitive selection; 2.75 GPA; Full-time; Nurse Entrance Test; $274/cr.


ONLINE RN/BSN PROGRAM. Admit 40 twice/year; 2.75 GPA; Part-time; Online courses; Credit by exams; $244/cr.


RN/MSN CURRICULAR PATH. No BSN degree; 2.75 min. GPA; Online courses; min: B grades; Must apply to MSN; $244/cr.


MSN/NURSE PRACTITIONER Family NP, Psych Mental Health NP; Adult NP; Admit 20/year; 3.00 min. GPA preferred; Part-time; Thesis; $363/cr.


Reader Inquiry #193



Saint Louis University, School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO 63104, (314) 977-8900,, e-mail:


Four-year BSN for freshmen and college transfer students, full time, day courses. BSN to MSN for RNs, part and full time, evening courses. One-year BSN for non-nursing degreed students, full time, day courses. Transfer credits accepted. NLN accredited. Total BSN students: 375.


Online and on-site MSN/Post-MSN in Acute Care NP, Adult CNS & NP, Family NP, Gero CNS & NP, Pediatric CNS & NP, Peri-natal CNS, Psych CNS & NP.


PhD with two options: on-site academic year, and summers on-site and academic year online.


Reader Inquiry #194



Wright State University, 3640 Col Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435. Phone: (937) 775-3132, Fax: (937) 775-4571. Contact: Susan Williams, Assistant Director, Student Affairs.


BSN with separate track for RNs; Generic BSN accommodating RNs, 4 year program; full/part- time study available; Day and Online courses; Tuition: $209 per credit hour. CCNE accredited. No entry exams required. Up to 147 transfer credits allowed:. GPA 2.0 for transfer, 2.5 for admission. Challenge exams available: 7 credits allowed. 547 students in baccalaureate program. BSN program initiated in 1973.


MS Concentrations: Acute Care NP, Administration, Adult Health, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Family NP, School Nursing; Evening and Online courses. Tuition $287 per credit hour.


Reader Inquiry #195



Duquesne University School of Nursing, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. Phone: (412) 396-6550, Fax: (412) 396-6346. Contact: Cherie Remley, Inquiry Manager.


BSN with separate track for RNs, 4 year program, Full/part time study available; Day courses for BASIC BSN Program, and Online programs for the RN-BSN/MSN Program; tuition $664 per credit hour. CCNE Accredited. No entry exams required. Transfer credits allowed: 2.5 GPA for transfer, 3.0 GPA for admission to RN-BSN/MSN Program. Challenge exams available. 400 students in baccalaureate program. RN program initiated in 1964.


MSN Specialties: Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Online programs; tuition $710 per credit hour.


PhD: Online programs, tuition $710 per credit hour.


Certificate Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Forensic Nursing, Psychiatric/ Mental Health, Transcultural/International Nursing. Online programs: tuition $710 per credit hour.


Reader Inquiry #196



Seattle University, College of Nursing, 901-12th Ave., PO Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98122. A Jesuit University. Phone: 206-296-5660, Email:; Website:


Innovative community-based Generic BSN accommodating transfer students; full time study, 4 year program, Day courses: $22,905 per year. Up to 90 credits allowed in transfer. Minimum 2.75 GPA for admission. 340 students in BSN program which was initiated in 1935.


MSN-NP track Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Family, Psych. with Addictions focus), Leadership in Community Nursing specialty in Program Development or Spirituality and Health. Thursday and Friday classes. $463 per credit hour.


Accelerated, 9 quarter MSN-NP Option for non-nurses with BA or BS.


All programs are CCNE accredited.


Reader Inquiry #197



School of Nursing - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792.


BS: Generic 4-yrs; RN-BS; RN-MS; ft/pt; days; distance education; Early Entry PhD option; Honors program; $263.68/cr(res); $847.02/cr(non-res); transfer cr-no limit; min 2.75 GPA for adm; 342 students; (608) 263-5202;


MS-Specialties: Adlt Hlth & Illness (adult, geriatrics, med-surg, women's health), parent-child; psych-mental health; Role prep in Nurse Pract; Nurse Educators for Tomorrow (Online Option); Dual degree MS/MPH; f/pt; day/eves; $542.89/cr(res); $1502.27/cr(non-res). (608) 263-5180;


PhD: days: f-time study encouraged; emphasizes early & continuous research training. Fin.Asst. avail. $542.89/cr(res); $1502.27/cr(non-res); (608) 263-2172.


All programs are CCNE accredited.


Reader Inquiry #198