Southern Utah University has been named as one of the nation’s best schools for online degrees and certificates in the healthcare field going into 2024. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), there are 747 RN to BSN nationwide programs available, including more than 650 programs that are offered at least partially online. With only six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earning a ranking position, SUU is ranked 35th in the nation. This places SUU in the top 4.7% of RN to BSN programs nationwide.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southern Utah University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The master's degree program in nursing at Southern Utah University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Additionally, the nursing program at SUU has received a myriad of awards such as;

SUU offers several nursing programs that are either partially or fully online; RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN and MSN/ MBA Dual degree online. Online program length varies between 1 to 2 years depending upon the school's requirements, program type and the student's previous academic achievement.

“We are very proud of our accomplishments here at the Department of Nursing at SUU,”said Selwyn Layton, nursing department chair. “Our faculty work hard to create quality programs and it shows.

Whatever the intended career trajectory, online nursing students are sure to receive an affordable and quality education from SUU Online that is dedicated to the success of students in an academic and professional setting.

“Our faculty believe in nursing education and put their all into student learning, creating a safe and fruitful educational environment, and hold our students to the highest standards of the nursing profession,” said Layton. “But it goes further than that. Our staff work hard at making sure the department functions like a ‘well-oiled machine’. Our students are of the highest caliber and their professionalism shows in all their accomplishments, patient care, and work that they put into their education.”

SUU’s Online Nursing program is dedicated to helping students grow and develop their skills in providing quality care to patients, gaining vital expertise in nursing, encouraging leadership and innovation, improving local community wellbeing and implementing exceptional patient care and building on preexisting nursing background. Through SUU Online Nursing, students are able to play an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare.

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