The School of Nursing at Pitt has increased its ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. When last ranked, Pitt Nursing was placed at 7th on the list: for 2016, the School of Nursing is ranked 5th.
Many of the School’s specializations in the graduate programs are also highly graded in the report, released on March 10, 2015:
Nurse Anesthesia (#1)
Clinical Nurse Leader (#3)
Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care (#5)
Pediatric, Primary Care (#3)
Psychiatric/Mental Health (#5)
*Now offered at the DNP level only.
“We are very pleased to note that the data used by U.S. News & World Report affirmed the excellence of our graduate programs in nursing,” explains Pitt Nursing Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob. “We are very proud of our graduate programs, our faculty, and our classroom and clinical experiences. The increase in the rankings for the programs and the specializations validates our significant efforts to create meaningful learning experiences for our students.”
For this edition of the rankings, U.S. News & World Report used a weighted average of 13 critical indicators including student selectivity and achievement, acceptance rate, mean grade-point average, degree achievement, student-faculty ratio, faculty credentials and academic achievements, research activity, and the results of a peer assessment survey. In prior years, the rankings were based on peer assessments by nursing school deans and administrators of graduate studies at nursing schools. More specifics about the rankings methodologies is available here.
The School of Nursing was also recently ranked 21st in the “Best Online Graduate Nursing Program” report also published by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings of online programs are based on factors such as graduation rates, admission selectivity, student engagement, and student services. For more information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings, please visit this page.