Nursing Graduate School Rankings

Johns Hopkins University is tied for 1st place with University of Pennsylvania and University of Washington for graduate nursing programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. University of California--San Francisco (UCSF) tied for 4th with University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill in overall nursing.

University of Colorado--Denver is ranked 15th for nursing program. The University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Nursing master's degree program is ranked 36th out of 467 schools.

U.S. News ranked Cal State L.A.'s nursing master's degree program among the top in the nation. Cal State L.A. is one of only two public universities in the Los Angeles area, and the only CSU campus, listed in the top 100. The School's programs are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and received continuing accreditation from the NLNAC.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis' Master of Science in Nursing program is among the top 14 percent of graduate nursing programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is ranked 64th out of 467. Both the BSN and MSN programs at the college are fully accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education.

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