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03.13.2017

UW School of Nursing programs ranked among the best

UW’s doctor of nursing practice and master’s degree programs, as well as several nurse practitioner programs, recognized for excellence

Updated 6:00 PM, 03.13.2017

Posted in: Education

  • Graduate students in the UW School of Nursing's doctor of nursing practice program.

The University of Washington School of Nursing ranked highly in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, 2018 edition.

It was third among those nursing schools that offer a doctor of nursing practice degree, and sixth among those with master’s degree programs.

Among nurse practitioner programs, the UW School of Nursing ranked No. 3 in family, No. 7 in pediatric primary care, No. 7 (tie with Vanderbilt University) in primary-care adult gerontology, which is the care of older people, and No. 8 in psychiatric mental health across the lifespan. 

Nurse practitioners bring a comprehensive perspective to their patients’ healthcare through their expertise in disease prevention and management.  They hold advanced degrees and play a vital role in primary-care, acute care, and specialty care through their extensive preparation, education and training.

The UW School of Nursing also ranked No. 8 in teaching nursing informatics, the use of data, computer sciences and other information technology to improve patient outcomes. 

The UW nursing midwifery program tied with Columbia University and Yale University in the 2016 rankings, the last time nursing midwifery was ranked. At the UW, it is a track in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.  

U.S. News ranks the nation’s graduate and professional schools through a weighted average of several indicators, including admissions selectivity, faculty/student ratios and peer assessments.

U.S. News posted the 2018 rankings of professional and graduate schools today, March 14.

“Rankings like these are a wonderful reminder to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and passion of our students, faculty, staff, community and clinical partners, alumni and friends, said. Dr. Azita Emami, executive dean of the UW School of Nursing. “I am thankful every day for their contributions in ensuring we produce incredible nurses prepared to fight for health equity, protect human rights, promote wellness and reduce health disparities.”

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