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U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University Chicago's graduate nursing program among nation’s best

Loyola recognized for excellence in nursing education

MAYWOOD, Ill. (March 12, 2015) – U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing as one of the 2016 Best Nursing Schools in the nation. Loyola’s Master of Science in nursing program was ranked 51st in the nation.

U.S. News surveyed accredited nursing schools nationwide. Out of 273 responding schools, 246 were eligible to be included in the rankings. U.S. News chose to rank master's programs, because they account for the largest graduate enrollment in nursing.

Master's programs in nursing were ranked based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. 

“Our School of Nursing is honored to be recognized for the world-class education that we provide our students,” said MariJo Letizia, PhD, RN, APN/ANP-BC, FAANP, Professor and Associate Dean of Masters and DNP Programs, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. “Prospective students can feel confident knowing that Loyola will prepare them well for advancing their nursing career, including the vital role that graduate-level nurses play in clinical care, research, education and administration.” 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Graduate Schools issue is available online at usnews.com/best-graduate-schools and in the print issue available on newsstands Tuesday, April 7.