The US News and World Report rankings of Graduate Schools is out, and once again the UCLA School of Nursing is among the top nursing schools in the Country; coming in at #19 – and moving up from #21 four years ago.
Programs at 503 nursing school's 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 for the ranking; 273 responded and 246 were eligible to be included in the rankings of master's-degree programs. Of the 246 schools, UCLA School of Nursing ranks in the Top 8 percent of nursing schools.
The rankings are based on a weighted average of 13 indicators, including a quality assessment by nursing school deans, student selectivity and achievement, faculty resources, research activity and overall rank. Among research activity, the School is in the top 2 percent for NIH funding!
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.