School of Nursing Among ‘U.S. News’ Top 20 Best Online Programs

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Duquesne University School of Nursing among the nation's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for the fourth consecutive year.

As part of the overall 2016 Best Online Programs, Duquesne's School of Nursing is ranked No. 18 (tied with Eastern Kentucky University) out of 110 schools that offer online nursing master's degree programs. U.S. News considered student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity as part of its methodology for the rankings.

Duquesne University was among the first schools to offer an online graduate nursing program in 1997. Nearly 20 years later, the School of Nursing offers all of its graduate programs online, including a Master of Science, Ph.D., DNP and Post-Master's Certificates as well as a new DNP to Ph.D. program. The nursing school also has a new state-of-the art Learning and Simulation Center lab space designed to enhance clinical learning for nursing students.

"We are very pleased to be ranked in the Top 20 among online graduate nursing programs," said Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean of the Duquesne University School of Nursing. "As research-extensive universities enter the online market, the environment is becoming increasingly competitive. I am very proud of our faculty for their commitment to relevant and rigorous online education."

In addition to the nursing school, U.S. News ranked the School of Education No. 188 among Best Online Graduate Education Programs and Duquesne University was ranked No. 143 overall for Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs.

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