University of Central Missouri: Online Degree Prof Ranks UCM Online RN to BSN for Affordability

The University of Central Missouri has been ranked for having one of the Most Affordable Online RN to BSN programs in the nation. The ranking, conducted and published by Online Degree Prof, an independent and emerging online higher educational guide, listed UCM among nine other academic institutions across the country.

The ranking noted several distinct features about the program and the university as a whole. Housed within the College of Health, Science and Technology, the online RN to BSN degree program is recognized as a “great value.”

It offers courses that are delivered in eight weeks, and features a thorough course catalog that includes important nursing concepts such as pathophysiology, leadership, management and community health practicum options. Not only do students in the program experience an affordable and flexible learning option but they also get to experience a quality and diverse education. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits UCM’s online RN to BSN degree program.

To conduct the ranking, Online Degree Prof utilized data derived from the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and, an online resource that helps individuals explore facets and reviews about different colleges and universities across the nation.. Information such as tuition rates also were used to compare accredited and trusted programs.

According to Online Degree Prof, nursing will continue to be a valued profession with an expansive job market. Now more than ever employers are looking for nurses in valued fields such as health assessment, health policy, pharmacology, professional practice, community health nursing and more. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the demand for nurses is expected to rise 9% annually through 2030, creating an entire decade of demand for the field. The increase in demand for nurses means an increase in demand for nurse education. UCM caters to this demand by creating an accessible university experience. The program allows students to complete their degrees at their own pace while navigating through important aspects of their life such as beginning their medical careers.