Two Maryland nursing schools ranked in the top 10 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Graduate Nursing Schools list.
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore ranked tied for second place with the University of California-San Francisco in U.S. News’ latest survey. In addition, JHSON’s online graduate nursing programs were recently ranked No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report.
“This top-ranked recognition is a reflection of the strategic and innovative work that is happening at our school and across Hopkins,” Dean Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, said in a JHSON press release. “Our faculty, students and alumni continue to have tremendous impact both locally and globally in the areas of HIV/AIDS, intimate partner violence, nursing ethics and aging to name only a few.”
JHSON also ranked in the Top 10 in a number of specialties, including tied for second in nurse practitioner (adult, gerontology: acute care); tied for No. 3 in nurse practitioner (family); tied for No. 5 in administration; tied for No. 7 in nurse practitioner (adult, gerontology: primary care); and tied for No. 7 in nurse practitioner (pediatric: primary care), according to the release.
“This honor comes at a distinct and exciting time in nursing leadership given the redesign of healthcare in the U.S., and we are fully engaged in helping elevate the role of nursing science in healthcare innovation and delivery,” Davidson said in the release. “We will continue our commitment to meet the need for a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce, focusing on seamless academic progression, affordability and interprofessional education.”
This year, JHSON launched a master’s entry program and innovative programs in mental health and HIV/AIDS, tripled its PhD program, spearheaded a national summit to promote nursing ethics and expanded its research efforts, according to the release.
Meanwhile, the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore ranked No. 6 among all accredited graduate nursing programs by U.S. News. UMSON advanced from a No. 11 ranking in 2011 to a tie for No. 6 with the schools of nursing at Duke University, New York University and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, according to a UMSON news release.
In addition, eight UMSON master’s specialties/options are ranked in the top 10 in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report listing. The clinical nurse leader option and the nursing informatics specialty ranked No. 1; the adult/gerontology primary care nurse practitioner specialty ranked No. 4; the nursing administration and the family nurse practitioner specialties each ranked No. 5; the nurse anesthesia specialty ranked No. 7; and the psychiatric nurse practitioner and the adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner specialties each ranked No. 8, according to the release.
“This exciting news is a tribute to the exceptional faculty, staff, students and alumni who make up the fabric of the University of Maryland School of Nursing,” Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, said in the release. “We are proud of these achievements and will continue to grow our nursing programs to meet the needs of the ever-changing healthcare landscape.”