Georgia Southern named a top school by EduMed.org
Georgia Southern University has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online healthcare degrees and certificates for 2023 by EduMed.org. Georgia Southern’s online nursing programs as well as the online Coaching Education program have earned top honors for their overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success.
The online RN to BSN program ranked at No. 34 in “2023’s Best Online RN to BSN Programs,” No. 2 in “Best Online Nursing Programs in Georgia: 2023,” No. 22 in “Top Online Nursing Programs in 2023” and No. 35 in “Top 50 Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs in 2023.” The Master of Science in Nursing degree program ranked at No. 18 on the list “50 Most Affordable Online MSN Programs in 2023.” The Master of Science Coaching Education degree program ranked at No. 10 on the list “Best Online Kinesiology Master’s Programs.”
“Our rankings showcase the schools giving future nurses and allied health professionals the best chance to succeed from day one in the classroom to day one on the job,” said Wes Harris, outreach coordinator for EduMed.org. “This starts with low-cost tuition, but also includes academic counseling, career placement and other key resources that students need to graduate and get hired.”
EduMed.org’s rankings come at a time when the demand for trained healthcare professionals is on the rise. According to Mercer, a global consulting leader in healthcare, the U.S. will see millions of vacancies in critical healthcare positions by 2025. Nurse practitioner, nursing assistant and home health aide roles stand to experience some of the greatest shortages over the next three years and beyond.
“One key to solving the healthcare shortage is making higher education more accessible,” said Harris. “Online programs open the door to students who may not be able to commit to a campus-based program while working, or to commute to a classroom at all. Each school in our rankings has made online learning a priority.”
EduMed.org researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves. To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the ranking subject. Only 8 percent of U.S. postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.