Saint Xavier University in Chicago surpassed more than 1,200 distance education degree programs across the country to earn the No. 2 ranking on U.S. News & World Reports 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list, according to a news release.
This ranking illustrates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and demonstrates the dynamic leadership and talented faculty who incorporate best practices in online education at Saint Xavier University, School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, PhD, RN, said in the release. We encourage all SXU graduate nursing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet a changing and challenging healthcare environment with compassion, service, hospitality and integrity.
SXUs online graduate nursing program was designated as a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence in 2014, an honor held by 17 schools, according to the release.
The U.S. News & World Reports rankings weighed a variety of factors, including: student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology. More information about the lists ranking methodologies is available online at www.usnews.com/education/online-education/nursing/rankings.