By Heather M. Lardier

UNM College of Nursing Ranked Among Nation’s Top Graduate Schools

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing’s master of science of nursing and doctor of nursing practice programs are once again among the best in the country and the top in New Mexico, according to the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

unwr-nursing-grad-rankings.jpgUNM’s master of science of nursing program is ranked 60th in the nation – and the doctor of nursing practice program is ranked 77th.  Looking at nursing schools in the Mountain West, UNM ranks third for its MSN program and fifth for its DNP program.

“We are extremely proud of our graduate nursing programs,” said Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing. “We will continue to lead the way in advancing the practice of nursing and educating the next generation of outstanding researchers, scholars and innovators.”

Multiple master’s programs in the UNM College of Nursing are nationally ranked. The nurse-midwifery program currently ranks 11th in the nation, while the online master of science programs in nursing administration and nursing education rank 83rd, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The College has a long record of meeting the health care needs of New Mexico’s rural and vulnerable populations, with a focus on addressing chronic illness, women and children’s health and health policy.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. The rankings in these areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence, as well as statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

For more information on the U.S. News & World Report rankings visit: U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. 

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