Find the right nursing program to start your career.

We ranked the best nursing schools based on salary and debt after graduation using government data.

Best Campus-Based Nursing Programs 2020

We used the net monthly income of real nursing graduates to rank the best ADN, BSN, and MSN programs. All of the schools on our lists have nursing programs accredited by the nursing accreditation agencies ACEN, CCNE, COA, or ACME.

Best Online Nursing Programs 2020

For students looking to complete a nursing degree online, we’ve scoured hundreds of schools to find the best online RN to BSN and best online MSN programs, ranked by the net monthly income of nursing graduates at each school.

Explore the Best Nursing Schools by State

Location can influence two major factors when choosing what nursing program is best for you: median income and licensure requirements. Price can vary by school and program, and residents of a given state will typically pay less than those enrolling from out of state. To help with your decision, we've ranked the best BSN and MSN nursing programs in each state. Browse by where you are or where you’d like to be.

Learn About Nursing Careers

Nursing is a broad field that can lead to a number of different careers. To help you sort through the nuances, we’ve assembled information on different nursing careers, as well as data to keep your choices informed. Compare the differences between the life of a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner to make sure you’re working towards your ideal profession in the nursing world. Determine what kind of education is required for different careers, which licensure you’ll need, how much you can expect to make when you finally reach your goals, and more.