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Rivier's Online RN to BSN Nursing Program Ranked #1 in NH

An independent study confirms Rivier's online RN to BSN nursing program as leader in the state.

Rivier online RN to BSN program

Rivier University takes the top spot in an independent evaluation of online RN to BSN programs in New Hampshire. Ranked #1 by, Rivier’s online RN to BSN program provides the quality and flexibility required for working RNs to receive their bachelor’s degree. BSN-educated nurses provide a higher level of patient care and are highly sought after by hospitals and healthcare employers.

“This study and #1 ranking reflect the substance of Rivier’s online RN to BSN program,” states Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “Rivier has graduated more nurses than any other institution in New Hampshire, while maintaining the highest standards for nurse preparation. This is a tribute to the strong academics and clinical experiences that are hallmarks of our nursing programs, as well as our distinguished faculty and dedicated students.”

The study is based on data provided by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), and the Council for Community and Economic Research. Utilizing the data gathered, colleges and universities are ranked using a seven-factor point system that evaluates acceptance and graduation rates, nursing faculty tenure, tuition and fees versus cost of living, and other considerations.

 “We are honored with this top nursing recognition, which naturally extends from our program to our students,” says Paula Williams, Dean of the Division. “Rivier BSN-educated nurses improve their patient outcomes, enjoy greater job mobility, and have more opportunities for career advancement.”

Rivier’s flexible, online RN to BSN program is designed for working RNs and can be completed in 2-4 years of study. A generous transfer credit policy allows for ASN course credits to be applied to the bachelor’s degree program. Rivier University offers nursing programs from the associate to the doctoral level, all of which are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Rivier University, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, offers on-campus and online degrees at the undergraduate, professional studies, graduate, and doctoral levels. More information on Rivier nursing programs, nursing education, and the rankings is available through the links below. Prospective students can contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (603) 897-8507 to learn more.

Rivier University Online RN to BSN Program RN to BSN Rankings

Rivier University Nursing Programs Ranking Methodology

AACN Impact of Education on Nursing Practice