Nursing Schools

Nursing schools in the US have opened many opportunities for students to pursue careers as nursing professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 15 percent growth in registered nursing job positions between the years of 2016 and 2026, which is hardly surprising considering the annual median pay for registered nurses in 2016 was $68,450.

Registered nurses can find positions all across the U.S., but the BLS reports that these five states have the highest employment level for the career:

  • California: 274,650 employed RNs
  • Texas: 207,810 employed RNs
  • New York: 180,730 employed RNs
  • Florida: 174,710 employed RNs
  • Pennsylvania: 139,480 employed RNs


Here are the top 10 nursing schools for 2017, as reported by U.S. News & World Report:

  • Duke University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Emory University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Washington
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore