Released on January 24, 2023

UCF College of Nursing’s online graduate programs are among the nine UCF programs ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Today, U.S. News & World Report again recognized the quality of UCF’s online degrees, ranking the university No. 8 in the nation for overall Best Online Bachelor’s Programs – including UCF College of Nursing’s online RN to BSN program. UCF tied for No. 1 in the country for the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Psychology and ranked No. 7 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

Several UCF programs have risen sharply in the rankings in a short time, including Overall Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, which has soared into the top 10 just five years after being ranked No. 66. The increase is a reflection of UCF College of Nursing faculty’s drive to meet the demand for high-quality advanced degrees to address nursing shortages in Florida and across the country.

Dorothea Ballai, a 27-year-old registered nurse who lives in Stuart, says she initially was drawn to UCF’s online programs because of their high rankings. The flexibility she found in UCF’s master’s in nursing leadership and management program solidified her decision to enroll.

“The program has been so flexible and helpful, which allows me to work full-time. Because of UCF I’ve been able to further my education in a way I didn’t think I’d be able to. I was very thankful for that opportunity,” Ballai says. “The faculty are extremely phenomenal and so supportive. You can tell they want everyone to succeed. Even at a distance, I’ve always felt supported as an online student.”

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