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September 12, 2022

Bachelor of Science in Nursing program rises to top 5 overall ranking

U.S. News & World Report places BSN program #2 among public institutions

The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program soared into the top-five in U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings released today.

The Ohio State BSN tied for #5 overall and #2 among public institutions across the country, a dramatic rise from last year’s standings at #10 and #6, respectively. U.S. News & World Report ranked programs at 681 institutions based “on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members of nursing schools and departments at institutions around the country.”

BSN students
BSN students in the College of Nursing's Technology Learning Complex (TLC)

“Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has risen in ranking and reputation on the strength of our world-class faculty, staff and students,” said Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer and dean of the College of Nursing. “They demonstrate every day the power of their passion and purpose to dream, discover and deliver a healthier and brighter future for all.”

“The quality of our academic programs is predicated on our drive to prepare confident, evidence-based clinicians and healthcare leaders so they can transform health and improve lives in communities large and small,” said Cindy Anderson, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, senior associate dean for academic affairs and educational innovation at the College of Nursing. “The red scrubs that our BSN students wear represent a badge of honor and a commitment to excellence that is fueled by the faculty and staff who educate and inspire them.”

U.S. News & World Report ranked several of the college’s other core degree programs and specializations among the nation’s premier tracks earlier this year:


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