Stanislaus State’s School of Nursing has been ranked among the best nursing schools in California and the Western United States by Nursing Schools Almanac, a website dedicated to providing aspiring nurses a comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school.
In its 2022 Nursing School Rankings report, the website ranked the University’s School of Nursing No. 26 on its 100 Best Nursing Schools in California list and No. 51 on its 100 Best Nursing Schools in the West.
“This ranking is a reflection of the exceptional programs offered by our faculty and their solid commitment to student success,” said School of Nursing Director and Professor Mary Jo Stanley. “While Stan State is not large when compared to other nursing schools, our graduates are consistently among the best educated and prepared.”
The Nursing Schools Almanac research team collected data on more than 3,000 nursing schools and campuses across the United States, and only 20% made the top 100 lists for each geographic region. For the rankings, schools were evaluated on the following factors:
- Academic prestige and perceived value
- Breadth and depth of programs
- Student success, particularly on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the nationwide examination for licensing nurses in the United States, Canada and Australia
The Nursing Schools Almanac report noted that Stan State pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates achieved an “outstanding” pass rate of 97% on the NCLEX over the past decade.
Stan State’s School of Nursing offers seven degree pathways including a traditional BSN; an RN-to-BSN track for local nurses with an associate degree; an online RN-to-BSN program that’s accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week; a Master of Science in Nursing program; and a Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration.
Nursing students also participate in a simulation program that’s integrated into the curriculum and provides students with opportunities for experiential learning.