What R.N.s Should Know About These Picks
For faculty nurses and leaders in education, the NLN (National League for Nursing) is the preferred membership organization. Right now R.N.s in every specialty have noticed why the NLN is headlining news in healthcare—it’s because they’ve just announced their pick for this year’s top nursing schools, known also as Centers of Excellence.
The list is exciting, not just to the new graduates who finished nursing programs there, but for the R.N.s who work in teaching hospitals affiliated with these campuses. Travel nurses who have the opportunity to live and work in cities like Baltimore and Chicago, will cross paths with teachers and future mentors who are products of Centers of Excellence (COE); these institutions have earned the COE designation by outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: (1) Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development (2) Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty and (3) Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education.
9 Universities Named by the NLN
These universities turn out rock stars in the nursing field, here’s a little bit of inspiring information about the great travel nursing cities they are a part of.
- Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana is close to travel nurses and therapists living in the central part of the state. While the school turns out great R.N.s, it’s also well known for the David Owsley Museum of Art. Stop by to view it’s collections of over 1,000 works!
- Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland has received continuing designations for creating environments that enhance student learning in professional development. Johns Hopkins Hospital is rated among America’s best hospitals; much of the talent recruited by 50 States Staffing works for healthcare employers on this list!
- Northeastern University in Boston is one of the shining gems of Bean Town, where R.N.s will find dozens of hot jobs in healthcare. Be sure to visit this Boston city page filled with opportunities in this great American city.
- Saint Xavier in Chicago is no stranger to the best nursing schools list. Travel nurses in the Windy City will enjoy dropping by the campus in the scenic area of Mt. Greenwood for a tour!
- University of Kansas has its main campus in the city of Lawrence. Just 25 miles east of Topeka, Kansas nurses should honk when they drive past.
- Duke University in Durham, North Carolina is something all travel nurses enjoying the southern charm of the Old North State can direct you to immediately.
- Kent State University in Kent Ohio features more than just a great nursing program; it’s also got a fantastic theatre and live music scene!
- Villanova University in Villanova Pennsylvania espouses the ideals of St. Augustine. For gorgeous photos and services, Pennsylvania travel nurses can stop by St. Thomas of Villanova Church.
- Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania is just 20 minutes outside of Philly—an amazing town for healthcare professionals looking to work in award winning hospitals, known as the best in dozens of specialties.
What Will Your Next Nursing Accolade Be?
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Footnote: Information for this blog was taken from the Healthcare Traveler’s article “Which nursing schools are the best?”