Lenexa, Kan. – February 13, 2019 – Grantham University, an online university known for quality, affordability and convenience, recently earned two top distinctions for its nursing programs at both the master’s and bachelor’s levels.

Out of 146 schools analyzed nationwide, Grantham’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Nursing Education specialization ranks fifth on registerednursing.org’s 2019 Best Nurse Educator Programs list, based on low tuition and its multitude of program options. Grantham’s RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program also received accolades for cost-efficiency, making Great Value Colleges’ list of Top 50 Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs for 2019.

Grantham University offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the country1, and also has a generous transfer credit policy, multiple scholarships, and is already approved for military education benefits and federal student aid funding. The university’s Dr. Susan Fairchild Nursing Scholarship is awarded to two deserving nursing students each year, and is now accepting applications through November 10, 2019.

“We are very excited to receive this recognition,” said Cheryl Rules, Ph.D., Grantham’s Dean of Nursing and Allied Health. “Grantham strives to support our nursing students every step of the way, and we work daily to serve a diverse body of students from all areas, experiences and backgrounds. Through the convenience and affordability of our online programs, we make it easier for nurses around the globe to advance their education and their careers.”

In addition to the RN to BSN Degree Completion program, Grantham’s School of Nursing offers RN to MSN Preparatory Coursework, and four MSN specializations:

  • Nursing Case Management
  • Nursing Education (awarded above)
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership

Also part of its focus on emerging careers and industry trends, Grantham offers undergraduate and graduate-level allied health programs specific to health information management, health systems management, healthcare administration, and medical coding and billing.

“The healthcare field continues to be one of the fastest growing fields, as reflected in our increasing population of students pursuing education in this area. We make it a priority to evolve our program offerings accordingly,” said Rules. “It is an honor to support those in the healthcare profession, who serve our families and communities every day.”

For additional information on the many program options within Grantham University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health, visit https://www.grantham.edu/school-of-allied-health/.


About Grantham University

Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Today, Grantham’s commitment to providing affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners. The university proudly helps students achieve their dreams through quality education that is enabled by a unique approach to comprehensive student support, one of the lowest tuitions in the country, and continual advancement in line with changing technologies.

Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers 59 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs.



Liz Istas
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About The Author

Liz Istas has been Grantham’s communication manager for over seven years, and loves being part of the Grantham family of staff and students. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kansas State University.