U.S. News Ranks DU Nursing School No. 6 Among Best Online Programs
The Duquesne University School of Nursing has been ranked No. 6 in the nation among the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, the University overall was ranked No. 93 of 210 schools ranked in the Best Online Bachelor's Degree programs category.
The 2014 Best Online Education Program Rankings, released today by U.S. News, marks a move up for the School of Nursing, which was ranked No. 7 in 2013.
"The latest U.S. News best online program ranking is a credit to the strength of our faculty and students, who make the Duquesne University School of Nursing one of the most innovative nursing schools in the country," said Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of nursing.
Student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity were the factors considered by U.S. News for the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs rankings.
"I am pleased that the School of Nursing continues to be a leader in online nursing education as we were an early adopter of online education and offered the world's first online graduate nursing program in 1997," added Glasgow. "We constantly strive to offer diverse and meaningful pedagogies to increase student engagement."
Duquesne's School of Nursing is launching a new online RN-BSN Program in August.
The newly released rankings mark a jump for Duquesne, which was ranked No. 125 last year among the Best Online Bachelor's programs. U.S. News considered student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation and student services and technology as factors for this category.
Duquesne University offers numerous convenient and flexible degree and certificate programs for undergraduates and graduates through its Online Campus.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.