UHV Nursing Program Recognized as Best Online Program | Readers’ stories

The University of Houston-Victoria nursing program was recently ranked among the best online programs in the state for its quality, affordability, and commitment to student success by a national nursing website. health in higher education.

EduMed.org, a website that supports higher health education and provides complementary resources to help students find scholarships, financial aid, and top nursing, health care administration, public health, and other medical and health degree programs, recently announced its online nursing 2023 program rankings.

The UHV Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked fourth in the state in “Best Online Nursing Schools and Programs in Texas” and fourth in “Best Online RN to BSN Programs in Texas” .

To determine the ranking, the website researched and analyzed 7,700 accredited schools using data from accredited universities and the US Department of Education. The website also looked at academic counseling services, career placement services, student-faculty ratio, tuition fees, financial aid, and the amount of aid per student.

“We are proud to have our online nursing program included on these lists of the best online nursing programs in the state,” said Rachel Martinez, dean of the UHV College of Education & Health Professions. “Our faculty of nursing works hard to ensure that our students are prepared for the next step in their careers. Thanks to this program, our students can work full time and obtain their bachelor’s degree at their own pace, while being able to use the knowledge and skills they immediately acquire in their work. »

The UHV RN to BSN program is an online program for nurses who already have an associate degree in nursing or a registered nurse degree. The program admits students five times per academic year and students can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. The program can be completed in as little as a year or two, depending on the student’s schedule.

Many students in the program are working nurses from across the state, and the RN to BSN program includes a curriculum that helps students with graduate school, leadership roles, nursing best practices and patient care, Dorothy said. Thomas, acting director of the UHV nursing program. and Assistant Clinical Professor. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is also becoming a requirement in many hospitals and other healthcare organizations, making the RN to BSN program a window of opportunity for students. Additionally, the program is affordable and many scholarships are available for students, including scholarships from the MG and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation and the Mary Virginia Jacobs Nursing Scholarship Endowment.

“I think it’s great that our program has been included in these rankings because we strive to be the best and provide our nurses with all the educational services they need,” said Thomas. “We strive for prompt communication with students and always welcome their feedback. We are here for our nurses and want them to excel in our program and in their careers.