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What Is the Top School for a BSN in Nursing Administration?

Most nursing administration degree programs are found at the graduate level, but you can complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, which typically includes courses that cover leadership and administration. Learn why the University of Washington has the top BSN program in the U.S.

How to Choose a Top School in Nursing

When choosing a top school in nursing, look for a ranked college with an accredited program. It may also be helpful to find a school with specialized programs that focus on research. Some schools offer clinical experience at highly ranked facilities that will allow the prospective students some of the best experience available.

Top School in Nursing

University of Washington in Seattle, WA

The University of Washington (UW) offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and an accelerated BSN. The BSN requires completion of 94 core nursing credits, in addition to 86 general education and prerequisite credits. BSN students complete clinical experiences at medical facilities in the Seattle area. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report named UW the #12 school for graduate-level nursing. The Nursing Program at UW is also accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and there is an honors program available in research. The programs offered in nursing include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

More Top Schools with Nursing Programs

College/University Institution Type LocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
University of Pennsylvania 4-year, Private not-for-profit Philadelphia, PA$55,500
Johns Hopkins University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Baltimore, MD$54,000
University of California - San Francisco 4-year, Public San Francisco, CA$13,000
University of Pittsburgh 4-year, Public Pittsburgh, PA$19,000
Duke University 4--year, Private not-for-profit Durham, NC$56,000
New York University 4-year, Private not-for-profit New York, NY$52,000
University of Maryland - Baltimore 4-year, Public Baltimore, MD$11,000
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 4-year, Public Ann Arbor, MI$15,000
Emory University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Atlanta, GA$51,000
Columbia University 4-year, Private not-for-profit New York, NY$59,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education