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Emory Nursing MSN program No. 2 in U.S. News ranking

March 30, 2021

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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program rose to No. 2 in the nation while the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program ranked No. 8. The Rollins School of Public Health and the School of Medicine were also highly ranked.

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Graduate programs at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys released today by U.S. News and World Report.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program rose to No. 2 in the nation while the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program ranked No. 8. The Rollins School of Public Health and the School of Medicine were also highly ranked.

“I’m so proud and honored to be part of a university so well regarded and successful by so many measures,” said Dean Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN. “Rankings from U.S. News & World Report validates work from the School of Nursing as well as our friends in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and across Emory University.”

Multiple graduate specialties at the School of Nursing are also ranked nationally, including:

  • 3: Administration/Management (MSN)
  • 3: Family (MSN)
  • 4: Adult/Gero Acute Care (MSN)
  • 4: Pediatric Acute Care (DNP)
  • 5: Adult/Gero Acute Care (DNP)
  • 6: Adult/Gero Primary Care (MSN)
  • 6: Family (DNP)
  • 8: Administration/Management (DNP)
  • 8: Mental Health (MSN)

U.S. News calculates rankings with multiple measurements of a school’s research efforts, student success, and reputation. This year, methodology was changed to include an assessment score from health care professionals.

Click here for more information on academic programs at the School of Nursing.

About Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing produces nurse leaders who are transforming healthcare through science, education, practice, and policy. Pre-licensure degree graduates go on to become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, research, and education. Advanced degree graduates are qualified to seek certification as nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. Graduates of the school's doctor of nurse practice (DNP) program may go on to become nurse anesthetists and/or advanced leaders in healthcare administration. The school also keeps a PhD program in partnership with Emory's Laney Graduate School. The school is a national leader in research funding and currently employs more than 120 full-time faculty members. Annual student enrollment is more than 900.