One Philly College Makes List of 50 Best Online Nursing Programs

It's one of the best degrees for the value.

Drexel University received a nice accolade this week. An organization called Best Medical Degrees named Drexel’s online doctor of nursing degree program as one of the top 50 in the country that offers the best value. It was No. 34 and the only Philly-area school to make the list.

DNP programs, as they’re called, allow nursing students to obtain an advanced degree while maintaining their employment. And they’re becoming more and more popular these days. Best Medical Degrees says the number of students enrolled in those programs increased from 14,688 in 2006 to 18,352 in 2015.

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 34 percent employment increase for advanced degree nurses, such as nurse practitioners, between 2012-2022 with a median salary range of $96,940 annually,” the organization wrote in an article releasing its top 50 list.

Here’s what Best Medical Degrees said about Drexel’s program, which has an estimated tuition cost of $38,870:

Drexel University offers an online, two track DNP in a Nurse Practitioner or an Executive Track. A total of 500 clinical hours are required, and are built into specific courses and projects. Ranked #31 by U.S. News and World Report in its Top Online Graduate Programs, the Drexel program is CCNE approved and boasts a 100% licensing board success rate.

Check out the full list here.

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