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2022 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools

57 Colleges
$52,682 Avg Salary
$15,463 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2019-2020, 313,362 degrees and certificates were awarded to nursing students, making the major the most popular in the country.

There are so many nursing programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Nursing Degree Search has created the Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 57 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences for nursing students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

View our full ranking methodology.

2022 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the nursing undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools

Our analysis found Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing to be the best school for nursing students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, nursing majors at Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing accumulate an average of around $30,326 in student debt.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bethlehem.

Nursing majors at St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing take out an average of $24,697 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Out of the 57 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Teaneck, Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, nursing graduates from Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing take out $31,325 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best nursing schools in the United States. UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

Nursing majors at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing take out an average of $28,580 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is a great place for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the small city of Reading, RHSHS is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at RHSHS take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $26,455.

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Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the small city of Lafayette, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and University of Saint Francis Cooperative Nursing Program is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $430.

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#7

Lutheran School of Nursing

Saint Louis, MO

Lutheran School of Nursing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Lutheran School of Nursing is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Louis.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, nursing majors at Lutheran School of Nursing accumulate an average of around $19,052 in student debt.

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Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate nursing programs. West Penn Hospital School of Nursing is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, nursing graduates from West Penn Hospital School of Nursing carry an average student debtload of $25,627.

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Graham Hospital School of Nursing came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Canton, Graham Hospital School of Nursing is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#10

Citizens School of Nursing

New Kensington, PA

Citizens School of Nursing came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of New Kensington, Citizens School of Nursing is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Nursing majors at Citizens School of Nursing take out an average of $22,553 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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New England
Rocky Mountains
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Nursing Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Registered Nursing 259,493
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 16,802
Nursing Administration 8,073
Nursing Practice 7,550
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 5,655
Nursing Science 4,637
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 1,952
Nurse Anesthetist 1,883
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 1,812
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 1,588
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 665
Critical Care Nursing 583
School Nursing 524
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 509
Clinical Nurse Leader 415
Clinical Nurse Specialist 384
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing 304
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 172
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing 51
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing 43
Palliative Care Nursing 8
Forensic Nursing 6

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aleksahgabrielle.

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