Nursing School Rankings

If you are planning to attend a nursing school, how can you choose a school of your selection? How can you be sure that money you are spending for the nursing programs are not wasted on schools that offer you poor training? There are various ways to find the standing of a nursing school in the nursing education field. You may research on Internet and read Reviews on any specific schools, enquire with online nursing forums or seek information from the specific state health departments or ex nursing students, who can guide you to best nursing schools.

The most common process to find the best nursing school and, which is also followed by numerous aspiring nursing students is, by checking the Nursing School Rankings offered by various crediting agencies. Different agencies follow different methods to rank the nursing schools. Some use quality of programs, accreditation, national pass rates, scoring, salary, number of students, facilities offered by the school, quality and value, for ranking.

Though, the nursing school ranking system varies with different agencies, but, mostly all follows the process of data collection by academic experts, including professors and advisors from a survey of these schools including, information gathered from a combination of students, alumni, school administrators, recruiters, executives and other available sources.

In America at present there are two most credible Ranking agencies, U.S. News & World Report and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Funding, which publish reports based on the funds received. But, there are others also that offers credible nursing school ranking reports, such as The Princeton Review and The Washington Monthly.

There are also smaller, independent publications, such as StudentsReview, Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges and Community College Week International that publishes best academic ranking regularly. International best nursing ranking is provided by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) based in Shanghai, China.

Following 25 Nursing schools have received best rankings subsequently on the list of theses crediting agencies:

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • University of California–San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Duke University
    Durham, NC
  • Oregon Health and Science University
    Portland, OR
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Yale University
    New Haven, CT
  • University of Illinois–Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA
  • University of Maryland–Baltimore
    Baltimore, MD
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH
  • Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Rush University
    Chicago, IL
  • University of Colorado–Denver
    Denver, CO
  • University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Arizona State University
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Columbia University
    New York, NY
  • Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • New York University
    New York, NY