Publishes Ranking of Best Value Gerontology Nursing Programs

Schools and Libraries

September 24, 2015

KNOXVILLE, has compiled a ranking of thirty top online Nursing Gerontology degree programs offering the best value to students.

Using The American Association of Colleges and Nursing (CCNE), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) accredited online nursing gerontology programs as a starting point, schools were then ranked by accreditation, cost and length of program.

The schools included in this list are:

Duke University, Durham, NC
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Boise State University, Boise, ID
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Wilmington University, New Castle, DE
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
East Carolina University, Greenville, SC
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Clarkson College, Omaha, NE
Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing, Galveston, TX
Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

The full ranking can be viewed here:

"The Baby Boom generation changed the social landscape of America following World War II," said Susan Kemppainen, editor of, "and, they're changing the healthcare landscape of America now. Over 40.3 million Americans were over age 65 in the 2010 census and there are even more now. This is putting immense pressure on the healthcare industry to provide more medical care than ever before. The aging population has created a robust specialty in gerontology that's struggling to keep up with the need. Unfortunately, only about 1% of nurses are trained and qualified in gerontology and schools of nursing are pushing to increase that percentage with online masters programs in gerontology."

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that graduate nurses in gerontology, holding either Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Masters of Science in Nurse degrees, are looking at mean salaries of $96,460 annually and a job market projected to grow at 31% over the next few years. Employment opportunities will be available in hospitals, physician offices, out-patient and long-term care facilities. is an independent online publication dedicated to providing accurate and useful information for prospective students considering a career in medicine. In addition to medical school profiles, reviews, and rankings, the site offers online resource guides for a variety of medical fields, medical career and salary information, as well as interesting and fun articles and infographics on medical related topics.