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10 Nursing Programs With High Acceptance Rates in USA by Idowu Olabode : August 16, 2016, 08:07:16 PM
There may soon be more nurses than there are jobs.

By 2025, there will be nearly 3.9 million full-time equivalent registered nurses compared with the nationwide demand of 3.5 million, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Nurses with a master's degree, however, shouldn't have a problem finding a job. Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners, for example, are expected to see employment growth of 31 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And some schools are helping just about every aspiring nurse who wants a master's degree reach his or her goal.

At eight nursing master's programs – including the programs at Clemson University and Regis University – 100 percent of applicants were accepted in fall of 2015. The programs had the highest acceptance rates among 228 institutions that submitted these data to U.S. News in an annual survey.

Among the eight schools, the average number of applicants was 42. Many schools with low acceptance rates – such as Seattle University and University of North Carolina—Charlotte, which each accepted just 21 percent of applicants – had much larger applicant pools. Seattle received 344 applicants and UNC—Charlotte had 298.

Below are the 10 schools that accepted the highest percentage of nursing master's students for fall 2015. Unranked schools, which did not meet certain criteria required by U.S. News to be numerically ranked, were not considered for this report.


Clemson University (SC)   100%
Nebraska Wesleyan University   100%
Northwestern State University of Louisiana   100%   
Prairie View A&M University (TX) 100%   
Regis University (CO)   100%   
Southeastern Louisiana University   100%
University of Central Arkansas   100%
University of North Carolina—Pembroke    100%   
Monmouth University (NJ)      98.8%
University of Kansas   97.9%

You can read the full breakdown on US News Website


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