U.S. News & World Report: Best Graduate Nursing Schools

The UCLA School of Nursing is ranked #12 in the latest the U.S. News and World Report rankings of Graduate Schools of Nursing, moving up from #19 last year and #21 in 2011!

Rankings for U.S. News are based on a weighted average of 13 indicators, including a quality assessment by nursing school deans, student selectivity and achievement, faculty resources, and research activity.  In the past, U.S. News ranked graduate schools of nursing once every four years.  Last year, U.S. News changed its rankings to occur once a year.

Programs at 519 nursing schools with master's or doctoral programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing were surveyed; 259 responded and were eligible to be included in the rankings of master's programs.  Of the 259 schools, UCLA School of Nursing ranks in the Top 5 percent of nursing schools.

The School of Nursing joins the other graduate schools across campus in an impressive showing and reflects the campus's broad academic excellence and reinforces its reputation as one of the country's finest institutions of higher learning.

The complete rankings and data can be found at www.usnews.com/grad