College Choice Ranks Duquesne No. 16 Best Online Master’s in Nursing

Duquesne has again been recognized by independent college search and rankings website College Choice, which has ranked the University at No. 16 among its 2016 Best Online Master's Programs in Nursing. The School of Nursing jumped 10 spots from its No. 26 ranking in this category by College Choice in 2015.

"As early pioneers in online education, the nursing faculty remain committed to preparing our students with relevant online pedagogies, stretching students to address clinical problems and find solutions to pressing national and global health care challenges," said Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of nursing at Duquesne University. "We are very proud to be recognized again for our efforts in online education."

For its methodology, College Choice considered factors including academic reputation, acceptance rate, tuition and average graduate earnings. The website utilized data collected directly from school websites, U.S. News and World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics and, among other available sources.

"Online learning provides significant flexibility both in schedule and in terms of locations, as one can live in one state while earning a degree in another," states College Choice on its website. "We have compiled our 2016 ranking of Best Online Master's Programs in Nursing to help those...looking to earn a degree in nursing while currently employed."

The Duquesne University School of Nursing was recently ranked No. 18 by U.S. News and World Report in its 2016 Best Online Programs list. The nursing school is considered a pioneer in online nursing education, offering its first online graduate nursing program in 1997. Among its graduate offerings online are the Master of Science, Ph.D., DNP and Post-Master's Certificates as well as a new DNP to Ph.D. program.

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