Goshen College nursing programs recognized for excellence

PETER RINGENBERG | GOSHEN COLLEGE Brenda Srof, professor of nursing at Goshen College, helps students practice a procedure on a model.

GOSHEN — Goshen College’s nursing programs have recently been recognized by multiple online outlets for program excellence.

According to NurseJournal.com, Goshen College is second in Indiana for its nurse practitioner program. Goshen offers a Family Nurse Practitioner master’s degree for registered nurses who already hold a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

“The program is known for its true educational excellence at all levels,” noted NurseJournal.com. “Additionally, it focuses strongly on cultural diversity in nursing care, something that makes the program quite unique. Graduates are able to truly understand how each patient is an individual, particularly if they are from a marginalized background.”

In a statement from Goshen College officials, reviews from other sites include:

TopRNtoBSN.com listed Goshen College as one of the 15 Best Online RN to BSN Nursing Schools in Indiana 2019, based on tuition cost, student reviews and alumni salary — factors that help students feel confident that they’re getting an online RN to BSN that will have a real impact on their careers.

Study.com ranked Goshen College 46th in the nation in its 2019 rankings for the best NP schools in the country. The site evaluated hundreds of NP schools for this list and selected Goshen College based on academic and career resources for NP students, the quality of education, faculty and more.

RNCareers.org placed Goshen College as one of the top nursing programs Indiana and in the nation with a grade of 90.50% in their fourth annual nursing school rankings.

RNCareers is a team of nurse educators, nurse practitioners, RNs and LPNs whose mission is to provide information for students starting nursing careers. They evaluated 1,892 RN programs on a number of factors important to nursing students, including first-time NCLEX passing rates, accreditation, program offerings and more.

• In 2017, Goshen College was ranked number 20 among “Best Nurse Practitioner Programs” by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, and was fifth on the list of “Top 10 Up and Coming Nursing Schools in the North” by Best Master of Science in Nursing Programs Online.

Goshen College offers a traditional bachelor of science degree in nursing, an RN-to-BSN track, a master of science degree in nursing with a family nurse practitioner track and a doctor of nursing practice degree.

GC officials said that the nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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