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ULM’s online nursing program ranks no. 24 in nation

Published May 24, 2016

MONROE, La. — The University of Louisiana Monroe’s online nursing degree program has been ranked no. 24 in the nation by CollegeValuesOnline.com.

ULM was the only university in the state of Louisiana to receive a spot in the ranking.

The online nursing degree program gives working registered nurses the option to pursue an undergraduate nursing degree with flexible learning and a career-focused education.

“The eULM nursing program is uniquely designed for registered nurses (RN) who are motivated to expand their knowledge in an accelerated and intensive program,” said Paula Thornhill, director of eULM. “Registered nurses can often earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 12 months, which shortens the time for career advancement and earning potential.”

The site ranking was based on the price of tuition and college graduation rate. Other schools that made the list include Southeast Missouri State University (#28), University of Hawaii at Manoa (#23), Ball State University (#21), and University of Central Florida (#25).

As a part of their methodology, CollegeValuesOnline.com collected a multitude of data from colleges that offer affordable online RN programs. A comparison of the graduation rates and cost to attend the school demonstrated that ULM’s online RN program is one of the best value online programs for 2016.

ULM is well known for its low cost and high quality education. However, being recognized on a national level for its affordability enforces the growth in the online nursing program that ULM continues to experience.

Ashley Archer, a 4th semester nursing student, was eager and excited about the current and future opportunities of the online program. “When applying to ULM I was pleased to see that ULM’s cost of tuition was significantly lower to most 4 year public universities,” said Archer. “It’s exciting to see that more students will have the opportunity to pursue this degree without having to commute and be able to dedicate more time to their families.”

In addition to the RN to BSN program, eULM is now offering students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Gerontological Clinical Nurse Leader. Lead by faculty in the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing, this online degree program prepares graduates for management decision making skills required by healthcare agencies that provide care for gerontology patients.

For more information about the ranking, visit, http://www.collegevaluesonline.com/rankings/rn-programs-online-more-best-values/.

For more information about online programs at ULM, visit ulm.edu/eulm.

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