Rutgers School of Nursing among highest ranked in U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Programs

March 29, 2022

Rutgers School of Nursing once again has been ranked among the nation’s top 20 schools for its graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rutgers School of Nursing is ranked No. 15, the same as last year, and placing it in the top 9 percent of the 158 DNP programs that were rated. Its Master of Science in Nursing program moved up a notch to No. 18, placing it in the top 2.8 percent of the 636 MSN programs ranked. The rankings are featured in U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Nursing Schools, published March 29.

“This recognition acknowledges our school’s commitment to demonstrating our ‘Excellence in Action’ theme across all of our mission areas–research, education, and health promotion,” said Linda Flynn (PhD, RN, FAAN), professor and dean of Rutgers School of Nursing. “Thank you to our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. They are truly among the best of the best.”

The DNP program includes post-bachelor’s and post-master’s options. It offers 12 specialties including nurse practitioner programs and a leadership-focused track. The MSN program offers two tracks: nursing leadership and informatics.  

By collecting graduate school data annually, U.S. News is able to present the most current figures on enrollment, job placement, faculty, and other critical quality indicators that help prospective students to make informed decisions.

In addition to its top 20 ranking for graduate programs, Rutgers School of Nursing holds an elite ranking for its bachelor’s degree programs, placed in the nation’s top 5 percent and ranked No. 31 out of 694 programs.

The School of Nursing is also designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing and has received the Best Schools for Men in Nursing award over three years from the American Association for Men in Nursing.  

About Rutgers School of Nursing 

As one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive nursing schools, Rutgers School of Nursing (SON) is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, evidence-based health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. SON offers programs across all levels of nursing practice — bachelor’s, advanced practice, doctoral, and certificate and professional development programs. SON is one of eight schools comprising Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) — New Jersey’s largest and most influential constellation of academic institutions devoted to nursing, medicine, dentistry, advanced health-related sciences, pharmacy, public health, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.