RUSH College of Nursing Programs Earn Top Rankings in Best Graduate Schools Rankings

U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools rankings reinforce RUSH's reputation for nursing excellence, with a No. 1 position and seven more programs in the top 5
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RUSH College of Nursing once again received high rankings, reinforcing its national reputation for excellence in nursing education. All eight ranked programs are in the top five nationwide, and the Clinical Nurse Leader Master’s track garnered the No. 1 and the overall DNP program ranked No. 2 for the second consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings released on April 25.

“We are very proud to have all eight of these programs receive strong rankings with all of them in the top five.” says Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, the John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean, College of Nursing and Interim Provost for RUSH University. “These rankings reinforce our college’s legacy of academic excellence that prepares the next generation of nurses to advance health care for patients, families and communities.”

The College of Nursing ranked in the top 5 in seven other categories:

  • Overall Doctor of Nursing Practice (no. 2)
  • Pediatric, Primary Care (no. 2)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (no. 3)
  • Psych Mental Health (no. 3)
  • Adult Gerontology, Acute Care (no. 4)
  • Adult Gerontology, Primary Care (no. 4)
  • Nursing Administration (no. 5)

The College of Nursing also claimed the No. 10 position in the online master’s degree category. This program prepares students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field to pursue a career in nursing. This is the first year the Generalist Entry Master’s program has been ranked as an online program.

“RUSH remains a clear choice for nurses looking to advance their careers, and for passionate people who want to begin their career in nursing,” says Kennedy.

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