The best countertops make a statement in your home that other features cannot. You've worked hard to incorporate unique designs and flavors throughout your home, so why should your countertops be any different?
At Real Deal Countertops, we aspire to combine the beauty and durability of natural stone with unrivaled, personalized attention to all customers. With the highest quality materials and the most helpful customer service, we give our clients the opportunity to make informed decisions that they feel good about for years. Our story in the countertop fabrication and manufacturing industry began more than 19 years ago, when Rafael Quedevez started out as a sales representative in Massachusetts. Working his way up through the ranks, Rafael soon made his way to South Carolina to open and manage his own companies. In 2013, we created real Deal Countertops. Since that time, we are proud to have served more than 5,000 customers in South Carolina and beyond.
Our leadership team combines more than 40 years of experience in the home remodeling service industry. Always striving to create a better product for our customers, we use the latest in robotics technologies and the sharpest minds in the business to craft countertops of unparalleled quality. Unlike other countertop companies in St. George, SC, we only source the finest stone slabs in the world.
At Real Deal Countertops, we offer a wide range of styles and materials to choose from, including:
We are committed to ensuring that granite, marble, and other unique, exotic stones are attainable to all who desire them. If you're in search of a trustworthy counter company with a team of knowledgeable, helpful experts, you have come to the right place!
Most Popular Countertops in St. George, SC
Choosing the best countertops for your kitchen is an important decision, but it doesn't have to be a hard one. One of the best ways to narrow down your search is to find out what kind of countertop material you'd like to use. While it's true that material and style trends change over time, there are several counters that have always been top sellers.
Some of the most popular countertops we sell include:
Marble Countertops in St. George, SC
There's no way around it - marble adds jaw-dropping beauty to just about any room and is known for its good looks. It is a dense stone that comes in many different hues like greens, browns, pinks, greys, whites, and more. While marble countertops often have otherworldly beauty, they can be susceptible to stains and cracks. Marble is also considered one of the most expensive counters to choose from, though the truth is marble comes in a wide range of qualities and prices.
- Pros: Stunning beauty, plenty of beautiful choices.
- Cons: Not always used in kitchens due to chance of staining.
- Popular Colors: Portinari, Shadow Storm, Super White, Lumen, Calacatta Linconni, Nobulato Honned, Shadow, Grey Imperiale Honed.
Granite Countertops in St. George, SC
When it comes to popularity, granite countertops take the cake. Granite countertops usually contain a blend of quartz, feldspar, mica, and other minerals. Granite can add an edge of elegance and even a country-chic feel to your kitchen, making it a well-rounded stone. Granite is durable and scratch-resistant, though it can require sealing and DIY chip repair.
- Pros: Luxurious, rich look featuring natural stone that is durable, heat resistant, and scratch-resistant.
- Cons: Hard material that may require DIY chip repair and sealing.
- Popular Colors: Blue Jeans, Creama Pearl, Alure, Galaxy White, Luna Pear, Steel Grey, Ubatuba, Oro Brazil.
Quartz Countertops in St. George, SC
Quartz is a manufactured material that represents one of our favorite four-letter words: easy! If you're looking to add a high-end feel to your kitchen or bathroom, quartz is an excellent material to consider. Like granite, quartz countertops can add a decadent vibe to any room. Unlike granite, you may not have to seal quartz quite as often (if ever).
- Pros: Quartz countertops come in plenty of colors to choose from and are easy to clean. They are also strong, scratch-resistant, and don't require sealing.
- Cons: Quartz is not as heat resistant as other materials like granite counters. Sharp corners tend to crack, but that can be remedied with rounded corners.
- Popular Colors: Noble Grey, Raw Concrete, Frosty Carrina, Shitake, Pebble, Pietra Grey, Sierra Madre, Arctic.
Silestone Countertops in St. George, SC
A manufactured material made from quartz crystals, Silestone countertops are equal parts gorgeous and practical. Known for being a durable, non-porous choice, Silestone is resistant to stains, scratches, and even some forms of bacteria. Homeowners who choose Silestone do so because they can get a high-end look without having to worry too much about maintenance. Silestone counters look great in many different homes, from contemporary abodes with modern accents to vintage-looking kitchens.
- Pros: Silestone countertops are non-porous, meaning germs and bacteria can't lodge themselves inside this material. This makes Silestone counters great for kitchens and bathrooms alike. This material also comes in a wide variety of colors and resists scratches and chips. Overall, Silestone is an excellent choice if you want to make a solid long-term investment without much upkeep.
- Cons: While Silestone is great if you're looking for a low-maintenance counter option, it can be sensitive to harsh chemicals like bleach and ammonia. Silestone is also not recommended for outdoor use since the resins used to make the material do not do well with UV light.
- Popular Colors: Daria, Gray Expo, Lagoon, Calacatta Gold, Arctic, Blanco City, Gris Expo, Desert Silver
Quartzite Countertops in St. George, SC
Not to be confused with quartz countertops, which are manmade, quartzite is a naturally occurring stone that is quarried much in the same way that granite is. If you're a fan of marble counters, quartzite mimics its looks without as much upkeep. Like granite, it is a very durable choice and adds an upscale feeling to almost any room you choose.
- Pros: Since it doesn't require any special cleaners, quartzite looks great without much maintenance. When it gets dirty, soap and water should be all you need to clean. Quartzite is also a great long-term option since it doesn't wear down quickly at all.
- Cons: Heat is required to form quartzite. However, you should avoid putting hot pots and pans on your quartzite countertops. Because quartzite comes in many different varieties, some forms of quartzite need to be sealed more often than others.
- Popular Colors: Maya, Fusion, Locomotion, Callacata, Airy Concrete, Cocada White
Which Countertop is Right for You?
If you're just beginning your search for new countertops, it can be a little overwhelming trying to whittle down your options. We've got good news - with over 19 years in the industry, our team of experts has learned a thing or two about countertops. When you come to the Real Deal Countertops showroom, one of our goals is to educate you about our products and your countertop options, so you can make an educated purchasing decision.
How Will You Use Your Countertops in St. George?
The first and perhaps most crucial part of your countertop choice should stem from how you and your family use your countertops. For example, if you have kids, your counters will probably see a lot of activity. Between standard eating times and "in-between" meals that teens are known for, your counters might double as food prep stations. As such, you might need a countertop material that is resistant to most food and beverage stains. If you own a rental property that sees a lot of foot traffic from strangers, you might want to consider an economical material that is also durable.
- Do you cook a lot?
- Do you host a lot of parties?
- How long will you be living in your home?
- How long will you be living in your home?
Once you figure out exactly how you'll be using your countertops, you can begin to narrow down your choices.
How Much Upkeep Is Too Much?
Be realistic and honest with yourself about this question. Before you fall in love with how a countertop material looks, be sure you understand how much upkeep is needed. Some materials require more care, while others don't need much at all.
Keep these points in mind:
- Materials like quartz only need to be wiped down occasionally.
- Materials like granite, marble, and limestone will need to be sealed at least once a year.
- Some materials may be durable but aren't stain resistant.
The bottom line is this: Assess the maintenance demands that come along with the materials you're looking at. Marble countertops in St. George, SC are elegant, but if you'e unwilling to keep them looking their best, why bother buying the material?
You should be aware that most countertop materials will require some form of upkeep, even if it' minimal. To help keep your counters in pristine condition, consider these care and precaution tips:
- Many common foods contain acids that will dull or even damage the surface of stone countertops.Use coasters to protect your counters, especially if you'e drinking something with citrus juices or alcohol.
- Do not place scalding hot pots or pans directly on your countertops.
- Use mats or trivets to place under hot dishes.
- If you spill liquid on your countertops, blot the spill with a paper towel ASAP. Wiping the spill will cause it to spread.
- Use mild soap and plain water to clean up stains.
Which Colors and Materials Match Your Home's Aesthetics?
For many homeowners, this question is almost always top-of-mind. After all, you want to choose colors and materials that fit well with other features in your home. When selecting your countertop materials, try to choose a tone that contrasts with your other amenities, like your cabinets. Don't go for a perfect match. As an example, black granite is a beautiful contrast to white cabinets.
Consider these questions when choosing your countertop materials:
- Are there one or two colors that you love more than others?
- Does your choice go well with the color of your kitchen's walls?
- Do you want to switch up your kitchen's style or keep it the same?
- Will you be painting your kitchen a different color in the future?
- Will you be replacing your appliances soon?
Real Deal Countertops Pro Tip:
Because your home's accessories and paint job may change with time, your countertops should have a versatile color. That way, you won't have problems matching them with new paint colors or appliances.
Countertop Remodeling Done Right
At Real Deal Countertops, our #1 priority is your satisfaction. Unlike some countertop companies in St. George, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We strive for excellence with every transaction we complete and pledge to faithfully implement innovative techniques to ensure that our products remain affordable. With the help of Real Deal Countertops, remodeling your kitchen and bath will be painless and easy.
The appearance of a kitchen or bath depends on the right countertop selection, proper fabrication, and expert installation. Are you interested in granite countertops in St. George, SC? Maybe quartzite is a better choice for your family. Whatever you choose, know that our skilled installers and fabricators will make a template so that all custom pieces fit perfectly in your home.
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The moon will eclipse Uranus Saturday (Jan. 28)
A lucky few will have a rare glimpse of one of the solar system's outer planets disappearing behind Earth's moon.Uranus, which is visible only through a telescope, will disappear behind the moon during an occultation ...
A lucky few will have a rare glimpse of one of the solar system's outer planets disappearing behind Earth's moon.
Uranus, which is visible only through a telescope, will disappear behind the moon during an occultation on Saturday (Jan. 28), and people in the far north of the world and a portion of Asia will have the chance to watch it.
At least part of the event will be visible in areas of Alaska, Canada's very far north, Greenland, Russia and Japan, according to a visibility map from In-The-Sky.org. The occultation is listed at 10:28 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 28 (0328 GMT on Jan. 29) but visibility will vary by region.
There are no livestreams listed on YouTube yet, but if we spot one we'll be sure to let readers know.
Occultations happen when one celestial body appears to pass behind another from the perspective of Earth, although in reality, Uranus and the moon are separated by many billions of miles (or kilometers). Uranus' average distance from the sun is roughly 1.8 billion miles (2.9 billion km), according to NASA. That's about 19 times the distance from the Earth to the sun.
"Lunar occultations are only ever visible from a small fraction of the Earth's surface," In-The-Sky.org wrote. "Since the moon is much closer to the Earth than other celestial objects, its exact position in the sky differs depending on your exact location."
Uranus is the first planet with a named discoverer, as it did not come to light until relatively high-powered telescopes were available. English astronomer William Herschel spotted spotted the planet on March 13, 1781 and suggested naming it after his patron, King George III. The name "Uranus" was suggested by German astronomer Johann Elert Bode, whose observations helped confirm the newly found object was a planet.
If you miss this occultation of Uranus due to cloudy skies or unlucky geography, there's another opportunity coming up on Sept. 29 that will be visible from portions of Canada, eastern Alaska and the western United States, In-The-Sky.org says.
If you're looking for binoculars or a telescope to see the solar system planets like Uranus, our guides for the best binoculars and the best telescopes have options that can help. If you need photography gear, consider our best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography to prepare for the next planet sight.
Editor's note: If you capture a view of Uranus and the moon and want to share it for an image gallery or story, let us know! You can send images and comments in to email@example.com.
Elizabeth Howell is the co-author of "Why Am I Taller?" (ECW Press, 2022; with Canadian astronaut Dave Williams), a book about space medicine. Follow her on Twitter @howellspace. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook.
Happy Together 2023 Tour, Lineup Announced
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The 13th edition lineup of the popular tour of ’60s pop music acts, known as the Happy Together tour, has announced its 2023 dates and lineup. The tour is named, of course, for the Turtles’ big hit that reached #1 on March 25, 1967.The Turtles continue as the signature headliners, but with the voice of the Archies, Ron Dante, again joining Turt...
The 13th edition lineup of the popular tour of ’60s pop music acts, known as the Happy Together tour, has announced its 2023 dates and lineup. The tour is named, of course, for the Turtles’ big hit that reached #1 on March 25, 1967.
The Turtles continue as the signature headliners, but with the voice of the Archies, Ron Dante, again joining Turtles founding member and singer Mark Volman. (Fellow Turtles founder, Howard Kaylan, hasn’t participated for several years.)
The rest of the 2023 lineup: Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Little Anthony, the Vogues, the Classics IV and The Cowsills. Together, they represent dozens of Top 10 radio hits. Watch them all perform in the opening night’s finale below.
The new edition begins in late May and continues into September. (See the dates below; we expect even more to be announced.)
The Turtles have sold over 40 million records worldwide. Their hits include: “Happy Together,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “Elenore,” “It Ain’t Me Babe” and “You Showed Me.”
Watch Volman and Dante perform “Happy Together” during the 2019 tour
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap enjoyed five Top 10 singles including their 1967 debut, “Woman Woman,” as well as “Young Girl” and “Lady Willpower.”
Little Anthony led the vocal group the Imperials to their first hit, “Tears On My Pillow,” in 1958, and followed it with such singles as “Goin’ Out of My Head” and “Hurt So Bad.”
Watch him perform “Tears On My Pillow” in 2022
The Vogues scored such Top 10 singles as “Turn Around, Look at Me,” “You’re the One” and “Five O’Clock World.”
The Classics IV scored three top 5 singles within two years, “Spooky,” “Stormy” and “Traces.” Their frontman, Dennis Yost, died in 2018.
The Cowsills have been part of the last several years of the tour. Bob, Paul and Susan Cowsill are a family singing group and the original inspiration for television’s The Partridge Family and are best known for the songs “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake” and “Love American Style.”
They released a well-received studio album, Rhythm of the World, in 2022.
Watch the 2022 opening night medley finale
May 31 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall Jun 03 – Hiawassee, GA – Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Jun 04 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Opry Theatre Jun 05 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre Jun 07 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC Jun 09 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC Jun 10 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury Jun 11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Jun 13 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent Jun 14 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus Jun 15 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak Jun 16 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre Jun 17 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre Jun 18 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium Jun 20 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Jun 21 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre Jul 09 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre Jul 13 – Ojai, CA – Libbey Bowl Jul 16 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheater Jul 28 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall Jul 30 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium Aug 04 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre Aug 08 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center Aug 11 – New Buffalo, MI – Silver Creek Event Center Aug 19 – Saint Charles, MO – Family Arena Aug 23 – Effingham, IL – Effingham Perf. Center Aug 25 – Wisconsin Dells, WI – Crystal Grand Music Theatre Sep 01 – Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
Manders On Americas Qualifier & T20 World Cup
Tre Manders believes Bermuda may never get a better chance of reaching the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as they build towards the Americas Sub-Regional Qualifier in Argentina next month.The batter is confident Bermuda will seize their opportunity and has backed them to win their games against the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Panama and Argentina to top the table.He said there has been a culture shift within the national team programme, praising the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] for giving the squad the best possible chance o...
Tre Manders believes Bermuda may never get a better chance of reaching the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as they build towards the Americas Sub-Regional Qualifier in Argentina next month.
The batter is confident Bermuda will seize their opportunity and has backed them to win their games against the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Panama and Argentina to top the table.
He said there has been a culture shift within the national team programme, praising the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] for giving the squad the best possible chance of success in Argentina, including three warm-up matches in Florida before they head to South America.
“I feel like something big is going to happen,” Manders told Bernews. “There’s a lot of positive energy around the team, and this is a huge opportunity.
“Ability-wise, we’re the best team in the Americas region. All the teams are improving, so we need to step up and show everyone we mean business. We want to be the team to beat.
“Argentina, our biggest rivals, almost beat us in Antigua [at the ICC T20 Americas Qualifier in 2021] – we scraped by, so we certainly won’t be underestimating anyone.”
Manders views the tournament, starting on February 25, as the perfect opportunity to build a winning mentality before the Americas Regional Qualifier Finals in Bermuda from September 28 to October 8.
The top three nations from the Americas Sub-Regional Qualifier plus Canada will compete at the Qualifier Finals, with the winner advancing to the World Cup, to be held in the West Indies and the United States in June next year.
“Hosting the Qualifier Finals is huge for us,” the Western Stars batter said. “First and foremost, we must get through the Americas Sub-Regional Qualifier and then embrace the pressure of playing in front of our supporters.
“To qualify for the World Cup on home turf would be unbelievable. I don’t think we will ever get a better chance than this.”
Several changes by the BCB have helped prepare the team on and off the field, bringing in experienced Indian Niraj Odedra as head coach and appointing Sussex all-rounder Delray Rawlins as captain.
The squad should also be physically and mentally ready thanks to fitness sessions with Kenny Thompson, a former Bermuda football team coach, and the expertise of David Scott, professor of sports psychology at the University of New Brunswick, who has been working on improving the players’ mindset.
“Niraj a top-notch coach,” Manders said. “We know what he’s capable of, and things are coming together pretty well.
“Herbie [Bascome] did a great job setting the foundations, and Niraj has come along and brought something different to the table. He coached at the Cup Match sessions and introduced us to drills we had never done before.
“Now is the right time for Delray to take the captaincy. He’s at the right age . He should be able to take the weight of captaincy without it affecting his form. We all have absolute confidence in him.
“We should definitely be fit enough to compete, and we’ve been doing great work with Kenny Thompson at Beast Gym. We’ve also been doing psychology sessions. They’ve really helped us think about the game differently. Hopefully, it will contribute to us qualifying for the World Cup.”
The 27-year-old has fond memories of watching Bermuda play at their first and only World Cup, the ODI championship, in the West Indies in 2007 and hopes the current crop can create history by becoming the first Bermuda side to qualify for the T20 tournament.
“Everyone remembers Malachi Jones’s wicket following that catch by Dwayne Leverock [now head of the national team selection committee],” Manders said. “Whenever the team goes overseas, someone will stop and talk to us about that moment. It went viral!
“I’ve said to the guys, ‘Imagine if we can get to a World Cup and do something special. We could make history too!”
Manders said he has no difficulty adapting his game and switching between cricket’s different formats. Last season he became the first local batter to score three successive centuries [in Western Counties, T20 Premier Division and Eastern Counties competitions] and also gained valuable experience playing for the Florida Scorpions alongside Kamau Leverock in the US Open T20 tournament.
“T20 is the format where Bermuda can have the most success,” he added. “It suits our mentality more than the 50-over game, and we have the power hitting to set big totals.
“I’ve always enjoyed T20, and playing for the Scorpions last season was a great experience. I’d encourage our younger guys to try and get into franchise cricket. It would make Bermuda cricket one hundred per cent better.”
Delray Rawlins [captain, Sussex CCC], Kamau Leverock [Handsworth CC], Tre Manders [Western Stars SC], Terryn Fray [Bailey's Bay CC], Allan Douglas Jr [St George’s CC], Dominic Sabir [Somerset CC], Jacob Albertze [Somerset CC], Matthew Watson [Somerset CC], Justin Pitcher [St David’s CCC], Zeko Burgess [St George’s CC], Sinclair Smith [St George’s CC], Jarryd Richardson [Bailey’s Bay CC], Derrick Brangman [St David’s CCC], Charles Trott [Southampton Rangers SC], Malachi Jones [Warwick Workmen’s Club]
Jabari Darrell [St George's CC], Stefan Kelly [Newport Cricket Club], Cejay Outerbridge [St David’s CCC], Alje Richardson [Somerset CC]
Niraj Odedra [head coach], Cal Waldron [assistant coach], Courtney Trott [manager]
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Dave Matthews Band Detail Summer Tour 2023, Unveil New LP ‘Walk Around The Moon’
Photo by Sanjay SuchakToday, Dave Matthews Band shared they’ll set out on a tour of the United States this summer while announcing their 10th studio album, Walk Around The Moon, set to drop on the same day their tour kicks off on May 19. Along with the album and tour announcement, Dave Mathews Band dished out the first taste of the 12-track project, which was shaped during the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects upon the times while encouraging listeners to find common ground, ...
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Today, Dave Matthews Band shared they’ll set out on a tour of the United States this summer while announcing their 10th studio album, Walk Around The Moon, set to drop on the same day their tour kicks off on May 19. Along with the album and tour announcement, Dave Mathews Band dished out the first taste of the 12-track project, which was shaped during the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects upon the times while encouraging listeners to find common ground, “Madman’s Eyes.”
Like the rest of Walk Around The Moon, “Madman’s Eyes” was recorded by producer Rob Evans and executive produced by longtime Dave Matthews Band collaborator John Alagia. The song sees the band entwine Middle Eastern inclinations with glided horns and strings, which the ensemble are so widely renowned for. On the track–which debuted at Nationwide Arena in Columbus in November of 2022–Dave Matthews sings, asking, “When it’s too late to untwist the knife / How do we face hatred with the love inside us.”
Dave Matthews Band’s summer tour will kick off after a trio of dates in Mexico at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, on May 19. From there, the ensemble will make stops across the country performing for two nights in Wilmington, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Noblesville, Ind.; Chicago; Gilford, N.H.; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Camden, N.J.; West Palm Beach, Fla., and Irvine, Calif. Other notable cities include Nashville, Tenn., Bend, Ore., Columbia, Md., Hartford, Conn., Dallas, Cincinnati, and Forest Hills, N.Y., where the band will play their first show at the historic Forest Hills Stadium in New York on June 9. Dave Matthews Band will conclude their travels with a three-day Labor Day weekend stint at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., in what has become a tradition on Sept. 1-3.
An online ticket presale for members of the Dave Matthews Band Warehouse Fan Association is currently underway and can be accessed here. Citi is the official card of the 2023 tour, and card members will have access to presale tickets starting Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m., through Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10 p.m. local time. Learn more about those tickets here. General on-sale tickets will go on sale on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. Learn more and find tickets here.
Listen to “Madman’s Eyes” below.
Walk Around The Moon Tracklist
1. Walk Around The Moon
2. Madman’s Eyes
3. Looking For A Vein
4. The Ocean And The Butterfly
5. It Could Happen
6. Something To Tell My Baby
7. After Everything
8. All You Wanted Was Tomorrow
9. The Only Thing
10. Break Free
12. Singing From The Windows
Dave Matthews Band – 2023 North American Tour Dates
May 9 – Mexico City, DF – Auditorio Nacional
May 11 – Monterrey, NL – Auditorio Pabellon M
May 13 – Guadalajara, JAL – Teatro Diana
May 19 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 20 – Dallas, TX –Dos Equis Pavilion
May 23 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
May 24 – Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
May 30 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park
May 31 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park
June 2 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
June 3 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
June 9 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
June 10 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
June 14 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
June 16 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheatre
June 17 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
June 23 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
June 24 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 27 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
June 29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheatre
June 30 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 8 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 11 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 12 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 15 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 21 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
July 22 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
July 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 – Orange Beach, AL – The Amphitheater at the Wharf
July 28 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 29 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 – Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Resort and Casino
Aug. 25 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Sept. 1 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Sept. 2 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Sept. 3 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Top Schools For Online Nursing Master's Degree Programs
For those looking to pursue a master's degree in nursing (MSN) remotely, the University of South Carolina is the top place to do so, according to the latest "Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs" rankings from U.S. News & World Report.This university in Columbia, South Carolina held the No. 1 spot in the overall rankings by itself this year, after also placing first via a three-way tie last year....
For those looking to pursue a master's degree in nursing (MSN) remotely, the University of South Carolina is the top place to do so, according to the latest "Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs" rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
This university in Columbia, South Carolina held the No. 1 spot in the overall rankings by itself this year, after also placing first via a three-way tie last year.
Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Ohio State University in Columbus, and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa tied for second place this year.
Explaining the methodology used to determine these rankings, U.S. News noted that such a degree can "pave the way for more advanced roles in administration and leadership."
This year, the outlet ranked schools using five categories: engagement (30%); faculty credentials and training (20%); peer assessment (20%); services and technologies (20%); and student excellence (10%).
Of the schools surveyed in September and October 2022, 203 schools (35%) said they offer online nursing master's degree programs, with the remainder either saying they do not offer such programs or choosing not to respond. This year's number was up slightly from the previous year, when 194 schools reported that they offered these programs.
U.S. News also collected additional information from the 203 schools, which was then scored based on ranking indicators under each of the five main categories.
The sole change for this year's rankings involved student indebtedness, with the average amounts that graduates borrowed now weighted twice as highly as the proportion who borrowed, instead of both being weighted 50-50. "This change was made to further emphasize the breadth of each program's affordability for borrowers with different financial circumstances," U.S. News noted.
These latest rankings were released amid Harvard Medical School's decision to withdraw from the outlet's rankings, which garnered media attention last week. Stanford University in California, Columbia University in New York City, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia quickly followed suit. The extent to which other healthcare institutions will also withdraw from the rankings remains to be seen. (Previously, a number of law schools pulled out of the rankings.)
In announcing its "Best Online Programs" rankings, U.S. News noted that they "should be just one element" of a prospective student's search. A directory that contains important characteristics, such as academic offerings, requirements, and costs of attending, are paired with the rankings, the outlet said.
Below are this year's top 10-ranked schools for the overall "Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs," and their scores out of 100. Multiple schools tied in the No. 2, 5, 8, and 10 spots with the same scores. The top three schools in additional MSN categories -- nursing administration and leadership, nursing education, and nurse practitioner-family categories, as well as programs for veterans -- are also highlighted below. The full rankings are available here.
Best Overall Online MSN Programs
1. University of South Carolina (100)
2. Duke University (99)
2. Ohio State University (99)
2. University of Alabama (99)
5. Saint Xavier University, Chicago (98)
5. The Catholic University of America Conway School of Nursing, Washington, D.C. (98)
7. University of Pittsburgh (97)
8. George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (96)
8. Stony Brook University-SUNY, Stony Brook, New York (96)
10. Boise State University, Idaho (92)
10. Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (92)
10. Rush University, Chicago (92)
10. University of Central Florida, Orlando (92)
10. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora (92)
10. University of Louisiana-Lafayette (92)
10. University of Nevada-Las Vegas (92)
10. University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston (92)
Best Nursing Administration/Leadership Programs
1. Duke University
2. Ohio State University
3. Rush University
Best Nursing Education Programs
1. Duke University
2. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
3. Ohio State University
Best Nurse Practitioner-Family Programs
1. Duke University
2. Ohio State University
3. Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, Kentucky
Best Programs for Veterans
1. University of Alabama
2. Duke University
3. George Washington University