The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh BSN@Home program was recently ranked the No. 1 online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Wisconsin and 25th in the U.S. for 2020 by RegisteredNursing.org.
Deborah Allar, assistant director and adviser of the BSN@Home Program, said she wasn’t expecting the ranking, however, after 13.5 years working with the program, she could not be more thrilled.
“The ranking shows that we have a very vibrant and energetic team who really look at the needs of RNs who want to go on to complete their bachelor’s degree at UWO,” Allar said.
Designed to meet the needs of Wisconsin registered nurses who hold an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program, the BSN@Home program provides flexibility through online and other distance learning technology.
“It’s a very unique program. Typically, when you think of an online program, you think you’ll talk to a faculty member once or twice and that’s going to be it. That’s not the case for the BSN@Home program. We frequently meet with students through phone, email or collaborative classrooms to help them through their educational journey.” Allar said.
The BSN@Home program is just one of UWO’s College of Nursing programs that have ranked highly among top ReigsteredNursing.org lists. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program was ranked the third best in the nation and the College of Nursing itself was ranked the fourth best public nursing school in Wisconsin.
“It just goes to show that as faculty, we are very engaged in student accomplishments and that it’s very important to us to provide them what they need to succeed. It takes a team to do what we’ve done and what we want to continue to do,” Allar said. “We want to be the best for our students.”
The schools were evaluated on each institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered and student success in those programs.