The University of Rochester School of Nursing jumped to the Top 25 of the nation’s best master’s nursing programs, climbing five places to No. 21, according to the 2023 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and World Report.
The UR School of Nursing’s master’s programs have ranked consistently in the top 40 for the past two decades, but this is the school’s highest rank in its history. The UR School of Nursing also tied for 27th among Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs, its highest ranking since the category debuted in 2017, and up 17 places from the 2022 report.
Nationally, UR Nursing is one of a group of 23 select schools to rank among the Top 30 in both categories. Among its regional competitors, the UR School of Nursing is the only New York school outside of New York City to rank among the Top 50 in either category.
“I am beyond proud of the faculty, staff, and students whose efforts have helped the School of Nursing be recognized once again on a national and local level,” said Kathy Rideout, dean of the UR School of Nursing. “The rankings reaffirm what we already know, which is that our students are getting the best preparation for future clinical, education, and research opportunities from one of the top institutions in the country.”
U.S. News surveyed 601 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. In total, 254 nursing programs responded to the U.S. News nursing statistical data collection survey sent in fall 2021 and early 2022.
From this data collection, U.S. News calculated the master’s and DNP rankings based on several factors, including research productively, faculty preparation and national recognition, , student excellence and qualitative ratings from colleagues.