Pensacola State College’s RN to BSN program has been ranked among the best in Florida by RegisteredNursing.org.
In its 2019 Best Online RN to BSN Programs rankings, Pensacola State was listed at No. 4 in the state by the nursing advocacy organization.
To calculate the rankings, RegisteredNursing.org gathered data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education and the Council for Community and Economic Research.
Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students during school, towards licensure and beyond. Undergraduate programs’ assessments were based on:
- Accreditation (5 points)
- Availability of online programs (20 points)
- Ratio of total nurse program completions vs. total program completions awarded by the institution (25 points)
- Annual tuition and fees adjusted for each county’s cost of living (25 points)
- Ratio of tenured instructional faculty (5 points)
- Acceptance rate percentage for the college/university (10 points)
- Graduate rate at 150 percent of normal time (10 points)
Once all the points were totaled, schools were ranked from highest to lowest total points. To learn more about the methodology, visit https://www.registerednursing.org/rankings-methodology/.
“I am very pleased that we ranked where we did considering we were evaluated against traditional universities and other state colleges,” said Pensacola State President Ed Meadows.
State College of Florida was ranked No. 1 by RegisteredNursing.org. The University of South Florida was No. 2, Sante Fe College of Gainesville No, 3 and the University of North Florida No. 5.
Dusti Sluder, Pensacola State’s dean of Health Sciences, said she is proud of the RN to BSN program and the esteemed reputation it has earned since its inception in 2011.
“The high ranking further validates the quality of the education that Pensacola State is committed to delivering,” Sluder added.
Sally Worthington from RegisteredNursing.org congratulated the College on the achievement.
“On behalf of our team, it is my pleasure to personally inform you that Pensacola State College’s RN to BSN program has been ranked as one of the best,” she said via email. “Congratulations to your entire team on this outstanding accomplishment. We wish your team and RN to BSN students continued success.”