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By Eleanor C. Hasenbeck

UNM College of Nursing Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Online Programs

MSN Online Offerings Recognized in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing’s master of science in nursing online programs are among the best in the nation, according to the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of America’s Best Online Programs.

Ranked 20th in the nation and first in New Mexico, these online programs serve students seeking specialties in nursing administration and nursing education. The program has climbed in rank from last year’s spot of 83rd nationally, and it is now ranked second in the Mountain West.

“We’ve always known that UNM provides an outstanding nursing education, so we’re very proud that our achievements and dedication to the profession of nursing are being recognized nationally as well,” said Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing.

“Our online MSN equips nurses across the state and country to lead and educate other nurses as both nurse educators and or nurse administrators. Graduates of our program have gone on to become faculty, chief nursing officers, and hospital chief executive officers.”

The UNM College of Nursing is home to multiple nationally ranked programs. Its overall MSN program is third in the Mountain West and 60th in the nation, while the nurse-midwifery program currently ranks 11th in the nation. UNM’s bachelor of science in nursing is also recognized as the 43rd best in the nation, placing it in the top 6% of all BSN programs.

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’s 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.

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