UMass Boston’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ranked No. 50 in Nation

March 28, 2011

Office of Communications


The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) at the University of Massachusetts Boston ranks among the nation’s best nursing schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2012 Best Graduate Schools.”

UMass Boston’s nursing college ranked No. 50 in a list of the country’s top institutions. The ranking places the College of Nursing and Health Sciences second in Massachusetts and third in the New England region.

With 801 baccalaureate and higher degree nursing schools and colleges in the nation, at No. 50, UMass Boston’s college is in the top 7 percentile.

“This is a very exciting time for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” said CNHS Dean Greer Glazer. “We have worked hard to grow our programs and research, and to provide our students with the best education, clinical instruction, and services possible to becoming the future leaders in the nursing field. This ranking reflects that.”

To determine rankings, U.S. News & World Report gathered data from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and some 13,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2010 and early 2011.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers the only publicly supported BS, MS, DNP, PhD, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship nursing programs in the greater Boston area to graduate a significant number of racially and ethnically diverse baccalaureate-, master’s- and doctorally-prepared nurses in Massachusetts.

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