Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing and the Medical University Of South Carolina College of Nursing are some highly rated two-year nursing programs, according to Top RN to BSN. This organization ranks nursing programs based on academic standards, required clinical experience, cost, time to completion and website quality. Another ranking factor is whether the school offers advanced degrees.
The John Hopkins University School of Nursing, located in Baltimore, Maryland, has the highest-ranking two-year nursing program. The program focuses on returning Peace Corps volunteers and enrolls students with international experience from over 40 countries. It takes 13 months to complete.
The Duke University School of Nursing, in Durham, North Carolina, ranks second. This program offers basic BSN courses and has a focus on 21st century health care needs and environment. Students can apply 15 of the required credits toward a graduate degree. The program takes 16 months to complete.
The Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing, in Charleston, South Carolina, ranks fourth.The BSN program is based on campus, where it has a laboratory and clinical base. The program takes 16 months, or four semesters, to complete. The college also offers online Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.