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Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

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Thanks to the growth of online nursing degree programs, students can advance their careers in one of the most in-demand health care professions. Students should be prepared to spend two or three years earning their master’s degree in nursing online, and graduates can then be certified with an advanced license as a nurse. U.S. News evaluated several factors to rank the best online nursing degree programs, including faculty credentials, graduation rates and student services and technologies. See the methodology »

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Many of the top programs require a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

U.S. News ranked 83 online graduate nursing programs, but only five made the honor roll list.

More education does not equal more pay for some master’s grads.   

Checking accreditation and statistics such as graduation and student loan default rates can help students choose a reputable online degree program.

Be a savvy consumer as you search for reputable online degree programs.