School's BSN, MN, MSN, and DNP all in U.S. News top 10 >>

BSN program ranked in the top five nationally according to U.S. News & World Report

Sept. 13, 2021

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This is the first year for BSN rankings from U.S. News, which are based on peer surveys of deans and senior faculty members of nursing schools and departments around the country. 

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Continuing other, positive ranking news, The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science (BSN) program is No. 4 in the nation according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings also included other schools at Emory University.  

This is the first year for BSN rankings from U.S. News, which are based on peer surveys of deans and senior faculty members of nursing schools and departments around the country. 

The School of Nursing now has three, top-10 ranked programs. The Master's program ranked No. 2 and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program ranked No. 8 in March, along with various other MSN specialties including Administration/Management, Family, Adult/Gero Acute Care, Adult/Gero Primary Care, and Mental Health.

"As we continue to give our students not just an education but the unique Emory experience, this score is significant," said Dean Linda McCauley, PhD., RN, FAAN. "This ranking underscores the School of Nursing’s long history of preparing nursing leaders and forging important partnerships with our practice colleagues at Emory, throughout the U.S. and globally.  I’m very proud of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, really all in our community, who share what makes Emory so special." 

The U.S. News methodology combines a host of factors, including accreditation and the academic quality of peer institutions' BSN programs. 

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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.