UMass Boston’s Graduate Nursing Program Again Ranked No. 50 in Country

Office of Communications | March 15, 2012
UMass Boston’s Graduate Nursing Program Again Ranked No. 50 in Country

Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Psychology Also Ranked

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Massachusetts Boston’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences graduate nursing program No. 50 in the nation.

UMass Boston’s graduate nursing program was ranked the second highest in Massachusetts, and third highest in New England.

The rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline. U.S. News & World Report examined 467 nursing programs, and, after looking at feedback from educators at peer nursing institutions, put UMass Boston in the top 12 percent.

“To be ranked 50th out of the 467 graduate schools of nursing offering master’s degrees speaks to the excellence of our faculty, the quality of our programs, and the partnerships that are essential to a meaningful academic experience,” said Interim Dean Marion Winfrey. “This ranking confirms what we all knew: that one of the best graduate nursing programs in the nation is right here at UMass Boston’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.”

This marks another milestone for the college this academic year. In October, the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) granted accreditation to the nursing baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. The baccalaureate and master’s programs were accredited for the maximum 10 years, or until December 21, 2021. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program was accredited for five years, or until December 31, 2016, which is the maximum for a new program.

Two other UMass Boston graduate programs in the health field were also ranked as part of U.S. News & World Report’s “2013 Best Graduate Schools.” The master’s program in rehabilitation counseling was ranked No. 56 and the doctoral program in clinical psychology was ranked No. 70.

About UMass Boston
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