UW School of Nursing is Ranked No. 1 by US News and World Report

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UW School of Nursing is Ranked No. 1 by US News and World Report

Mar 16, 2020 9:01 pm PDT, Seattle—The UW School of Nursing received the number 1 overall ranking by US News and World Report for a school offering a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program, a position it shared with Columbia University, School of Nursing. The UW School of Nursing was ranked #2 among public schools that offer a master’s degree and #6 (along with two other schools) overall.

“There are many ways to be #1,” said Executive Dean Azita Emami. “Rankings are one measure of excellence. Of equal importance to us is the way in which our school of nursing has been a leader nationally and globally in advocating for health care equity, a greater role for nurses in all aspects of health care, and better understanding of the role social determinants play in determining health outcomes. Our faculty’s research translates into policies and practices that are changing the face of health care around the world.”

The US News and World Report rankings reflect the performance of all three UW School of Nursing campuses—Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma. This year’s rankings represent an advance from #4 overall to #1 among schools of Nursing with DNP program, which is offered on the Seattle campus, and a jump from #12 overall to #6 among the Schools of Nursing with master’s programs provided at the Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses.

“We don’t seek high rankings; we earn them as a result of our commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and public service,” said Dean Emami. “We are respected by our peers and our profession because we excel in discovering new knowledge, educating nurse-leaders at all degree levels, advocating on a national and global basis for health care equity and access, and providing exemplary public service.”


About the School of Nursing

Providing more than 100 years in nursing education and research, the University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently a top-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service. We provide our students with a diverse portfolio of programs to focus on, including but not limited to acute care, primary care, pediatrics, family, gerontology, midwifery, psychiatric mental health, nurse leadership, and global health. Students of all levels are taught the principles of population health and the social determinants of health. In addition, the school offers a DNP degree focused on population health and systems level leadership. For more information, visit www.nursing.uw.edu.

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