UW ranked No. 1 public nursing school for DNP and Master’s

UW ranked No. 1 public nursing school for DNP and Master’s

DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner specialty program tied for No. 1

The University of Washington School of Nursing was ranked the No. 1 public nursing school with a Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and No. 3 among private and public schools, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools.

We also were ranked the No. 1 public nursing school with a Master’s program, and No. 5 among private and public schools.

The magazine ranked our DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner program No. 1, along with Duke University, among specialty programs.

Other highly ranked UW School of Nursing specialties included:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care: 3
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health, Across the Lifespan: 4
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care: 7
  • Nurse-Midwifery: 12 (tied with Columbia University and New York University)
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care: 13

For the full listings and information about the magazine’s methodology, visit usnews.com/grad.

QS World University Rankings

Additionally, our school was ranked No. 8 in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings for Nursing, which was released recently. This is the second consecutive year that UW has ranked in the top 10 nursing schools globally. These rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Fulfilling our mission

“I am thrilled! 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.”

During our celebrations, we must remember that magazine rankings do not ultimately prepare future nurse leaders, advance nursing science or ensure health equity for all people, Emami added.

“Our true barometer for success will always remain our student’s preparation, our contribution to scientific knowledge and our impact on the communities we serve,” she said.