Best Health Degrees puts DSC at the top of its list

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 13, 2019) – Daytona State College's online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program is ranked as the nation's No. 1 most affordable nursing school of its kind according to the recently published list produced by Best Health Degrees.image of Daytona State College nursing students in lab with patient on gurney

The independent online source for healthcare degrees and careers released its complete list of top nursing programs in both traditional and online programs, and Daytona State took the top spot in the online rankings by finishing ahead of schools such as the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Minot State University (N.D.), Nicholls State University (La.), and the College of Coastal Georgia.

Daytona State's RN-BSN program is designed to provide a seamless transition from the associate degree to the baccalaureate degree. It was developed for the new or working nurse interested in career advancement. The online program gives students, nearly all of them already full-time professionals, a flexible option to earn their degree.

"It gives us great pleasure to know we serve the community by providing a completion program for working RNs," said Amy Szoka, chair of the DSC School of Nursing. "Many of our students are recruited from our associate degree program, complete the BSN, and go on to a variety of advanced practice opportunities. We are able to provide this robust program because of our dedicated faculty and staff whose number one goal is student success."

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, one of 11 bachelor's degrees offered by Daytona State, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

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Chris Thomes,

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