At #22, the George Washington University School of Nursing broke into the top 25 of the U.S. News and World Report rankings for graduate nursing programs on Tuesday. The 11-place jump is a testament to the school’s growing reputation as a premier destination for nursing students looking to excel in policy, leadership (#6), and family nurse practitioner (#8). In addition, the school’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program jumped to #28, which is a monumental gain from its #45 ranking a year ago.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our school and the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who made this possible,” said Dean Pamela Jeffries. “One of my goals when I started my deanship six years ago was to make this into a top 25 program…and here we are! Over the years, the teaching excellence and innovation of our faculty has delivered a rigorous, enriching and supportive learning experience for our students. The focus on quality curriculum and strong pedagogy underscore our school’s unwavering commitment to student success.”
This year, 221 schools were included in the ranking of master’s degree programs, and 164 were included in the D.N.P. ranking.
U.S. News ranks programs based on 14 indicators, including a peer assessment score, selectivity markers and faculty credentials.
GW Nursing offers several options for study within the two ranked programs:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Nursing Leadership and Management