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Nursing Graduate Programs Ranked in U.S. News and World Report Top 50

Nursing Graduate Programs Ranked in U.S. News and World Report Top 50

Two Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Graduate Programs —the Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)—were ranked among the top 50 in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Graduate Schools ranking.

The Master’s program is tied for 35th, up from 55th last year. The DNP program is tied for 44th this year, up from 72nd last year.

“These rankings are a testament to the quality of work, scholarship, and excellence of the faculty and the success of our academic programs,” said Dean Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN.

Last year, the Master’s program graduated 86 students, with program tracks including Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Health care Administration. The DNP program graduated 11 students in 2018, and equips nurses to become expert nurse leaders and collaborators in solving problems in health care systems.

“These exceptional rankings validate the quality and rigor of our programs and our exceptional faculty,” said Jenny O’Rourke, PhD, APN-BC, CHSE, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. “Our faculty are leaders in research and evidence-based practice, and are funded through large grants from the National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration,  which help make us a top graduate program for nurses.”