LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University was included on a list of top nursing schools in Massachusetts for those seeking to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing science. The list, compiled by the website Best Nursing Programs, looked at schools with programs designed for RNs wanting to advance their credentials with a bachelor’s degree. Bay Path was ranked 13th on a list of 25 programs.
Bay Path’s bachelor of science in nursing is a fully online degree administered through the American Women’s College, the school’s online division created to serve adult women students. The program is open to licensed RNs.
“Our BSN program features dedicated, experienced nursing faculty who provide our students with the most relevant, evidence-based information in a supportive environment,” said Josh Hamilton, chief nurse administrator and director of Bay Path’s doctor of nursing practice – family nurse practitioner program. “Our grads can integrate the knowledge and skills necessary to attain critical, practice-focused outcomes. Because of that, our Bay Path BSNs are frequently sought as leaders and members of all kinds of highly skilled, professional interdisciplinary teams.”
A BS in nursing is often required for leadership roles within a hospital or medical practice, as well as other administrative positions. The website looked at affordability, accessibility, and a program’s ability to position RNs for career growth in developing their rankings.