Top schools offering the Masters in Nursing degree programs:

The University of Melbourne (Australia)
- The Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) is a professional masters degree that is exceptional preparation for nursing career. It is accredited for Division 1 Nursing by the Nurses Board of Victoria (NBV).
- University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s leading research universities, offering excellent research student facilities and a range of student support services.

Charles Sturt University (Australia)
- CSU’s Master of Nursing program provides registered nurses with an opportunity to build on their undergraduate learning.
- Students may exit the Master course after completion of the first two years with a Postgraduate Diploma in the area chosen for the specialised strand.

Ryerson University (Canada)
- The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing provides a unique program of graduate study leading to the award of Master of Nursing degree.
- The master's program is offered as a thesis stream (full-time basis only) or as a course stream option (full-time or part time basis).
- Ryerson University's School of Graduate Studies is a member of: Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS); Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS); Council of Graduate Schools, United States (CGS).

Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
- Memorial offers an exciting Master of Nursing program for students who wish to continue their nursing education. It also offers  MN program by distance learning.
- The distance program can be completed in twelve semesters.

Johns Hopkins University (US)
- The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurse experts in advanced practice and management for leadership in professional nursing practice and patient-centered healthcare delivery.
- The School of Nursing is ranked 2nd in the nation for its Community Health Nursing Programs and 4th overall for Graduate Programs in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report.

* Suggested Reading:

US Graduate Schools of Nursing Ranking

Distance Learning Nursing Degree

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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