Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has received another accolade.
The website RegisteredNursing.org has ranked WSSU’s program no. 3 in the nation in its “Best Online RN to BSN Programs” rankings.
The rankings factor in the overall quality, flexibility and cost of nursing programs across the nation, according to RegisterNursing.org. WSSU is the only North Carolina-based university and the only HBCU to make the top 25 list. The publication also recently ranked WSSU the no. 1 online RN-BSN program in North Carolina.
“The innovative curriculum gives students a solid foundation for greater responsibility within the field,” the website notes.
“National publications are beginning to see what our students and alumni have been telling us for decades: WSSU’s RN-to-BSN program is one of the best and most affordable options for nurses who are ready to advance their careers,” said Dr. Cecil Holland, associate dean and chief operating officer of nursing at WSSU. “We are extremely pleased to receive national recognition for the work we’re doing in the Division of Nursing.”
Holland said although WSSU’s program is fully online, faculty give one-on-one advising and are invested in the success of students.
RN-BSN programs have seen a sharp rise in popularity as many hospital and healthcare systems move to hire more BSN-educated RNs, the website notes.
WSSU has been a leader in nursing education for more than 60 years, and the RN-to-BSN option has been helping RNs take the next stop in their careers for nearly 30 years. WSSU is the largest producer of BSNs for African Americans in North Carolina.
About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.