March 17, 2020

U.S. News & World Report names College of Nursing master’s and doctoral nursing degree programs among best in the country

U.S. News & World Report released new rankings today that place The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program at #6 in the country (up from #8 last year) and its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at #8 (up from #19).

Several of the college’s specialty tracks in the MS in Nursing and DNP programs also earned high marks in the latest rankings:

  • Master’s – Nurse Practitioner (Family): #6
  • DNP – Administration/Management: #7
  • DNP – Leadership: #7 (#1 among public institutions)
  • DNP – Nurse Practitioner (Family): #10

“It is terrific that U.S. News & World Report confirmed that the comprehensive education our world-class faculty provides to our students ranks among the very best in the country,” said Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer and dean of the College of Nursing. “Preparing top-notch advanced practice clinicians and healthcare leaders has never been more important. Our graduates are exceptionally well-prepared to transform health and improve lives because we teach them critical evidence-based skills and empower them to dream, discover and deliver a healthier world.”

“Our advanced degree programs are designed for graduates to practice at the top of their scope,” said Kristine Browning, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, assistant dean for graduate clinical programs and associate professor of clinical nursing. “These programs prepare students not only to provide great care for patients, but also to lead organizations that will confront and solve the major healthcare issues of our time.”

Previous rankings released in January placed the College of Nursing’s online bachelor’s and master’s programs among the nation’s best, as well. Our online master of science in nursing program ranked #4 in the country, and The Ohio State University’s online bachelor’s programs – of which the RN to BSN program constitutes more than half of the student population – ranked #1.