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Emory School of Nursing ranks No. 2 in nation for undergraduate nursing programs
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The Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science (BSN) program is now ranked No. 2 in the nation, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

This is only the second year undergraduate nursing programs have been ranked, with the School of Nursing rising in this year’s rankings from the No. 4 to the No. 2 spot.

The school now has three top-10 programs, with its master’s degree program ranking second and its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program coming in at No. 6.

Emory School of Nursing is consistently recognized as a leader in nursing education. In addition to its top U.S. News rankings, the school is among the top five nursing schools in the country in National Institutes of Health funding and was named a 2022-2027 Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing.

“This incredible ranking underscores our commitment to our students,” says Dean Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRNC. “I am beyond proud of our unparalleled, hard-working students, faculty and staff who have all contributed to this prestigious honor.”

U.S. News & World Report rankings methodology weighs various factors, including accreditation and the academic quality of peer institutions' BSN programs. The rankings are based on peer surveys of deans and senior faculty members of nursing schools and departments around the country.

To receive the survey from U.S. News & World Report, an institution’s nursing school must be accredited at the bachelor’s level by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing and be a regionally accredited institution that awarded at least 35 BSN degrees.


About the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing produces nurse leaders who are transforming health care through science, education, practice and policy. Graduates go on to become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, research and education. Others become qualified to seek certification as nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. The doctor of nurse practice (DNP) program trains nurse anesthetists and advanced leaders in health care administration. The school also maintains a PhD program in partnership with Emory's Laney Graduate School. For more information, visit

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