JSU School of Nursing Ranked Among Nation’s Best Programs


Jax State nursing students practice their skills in the simulation lab.

Niche.com, a nationally recognized site that provides rankings, report cards and reviews of colleges and universities, has named the Jacksonville State University School of Nursing to its list of Best College Nursing Programs in America.

A ribbon signifies the ranking by Niche.com.Using key statistics and student reviews from data provided by the US Department of Education, the site ranked Jax State Nursing No. 51 out of 774 programs across the nation.

“We are honored at the recognition of our program,” said Dr. Betsy Gulledge, Chief Nursing Administrator and associate dean of the College of Health Professions and Wellness. “JSU has been recognized as having a stellar nursing program for quite some time, however, we certainly appreciate when outside entities recognize us as well.”

Housed within the College of Health Professions and Wellness, the School of Nursing is one of the largest units on JSU’s campus. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and a RN-to-BSN program. This school year, the program moved into a state-of-the-art training facility, the JSU South Complex, which once served as a local hospital.

“The school strives to provide a top-notch educational experience in order to prepare its students to care for anyone, anytime, anywhere,” Gulledge said. “I am incredibly proud and humbled by the many nurse educators and clinical agencies that work together in order to ensure our students are well-prepared for an ever-evolving healthcare environment.”