Illinois State University’s online nursing program is ranked as one of the Best Online Nursing Programs according to U.S. News & World Report.

“This is the second year the online nursing systems administration program has been ranked,” said Mennonite College of Nursing Interim Dean H. Catherine Miller. “The dedication of our outstanding faculty members and their commitment to provide students individualized attention—even with the program being online—is just one of the many reasons why this program is successful. We are very proud to have Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing recognized.”

U.S. News & World Report defines a nursing-distance education program as a program for which all required nonclinical courses can be completed via distance-education courses that incorporate Internet-based learning technologies.

Schools were ranked in five general categories; including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. Other considerations included graduation rate, class size, tenured faculty, and student debt.

The complete rankings are available at