Rush University Shines in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Rush's reputation for excellence is reinforced by U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings

Awards, Rankings and Recognitions March 29, 2022
U.S. News - Best Grad Schools - Doctor of Nursing Practice - 2023

Rush University College of Nursing continues to be recognized as one of the top nursing schools in the country, earning two No. 1 rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

The College of Nursing is ranked first in the Nursing Administration and Pediatric Acute Care DNP categories. This is the second straight year it has earned a No. 1 ranking in the Pediatric Acute Care DNP category.

“This year’s strong rankings in U.S. News showcases the exceptional dedication and passion of our faculty, staff and students,” says Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, the John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean, College of Nursing. “We are all very proud to continue our college’s legacy of academic excellence, particularly during these past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In addition, the College of Nursing ranked in the top five in seven other categories:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (No. 2)
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (No. 2)
  • Pediatric Primary Care (No. 2)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner — Primary Care (No. 3)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (No. 4)
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner — Acute Care (No. 4)
  • Nursing Leadership (No. 4)

The College of Nursing is also No. 17 in the Master’s Degree category. In January, the College of Nursing ranked fourth in U.S. News’ 2022 Best Online Programs list.

This year, U.S. News assessed more than 600 nursing schools in the U.S. with master’s or doctoral programs.

“We are thrilled that our programs continue to be acknowledged as some of the best in the country,” says Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, president of Rush University. “These rankings reflect the extraordinary efforts of our students, faculty and staff. I applaud everyone involved and couldn’t be prouder.”

College of Health Sciences

Four College of Health Sciences disciplines remain ranked by U.S. News:

  • Audiology — Doctorate (No. 8, ranked in 2021)
  • Health Systems Management (No. 5, ranked in 2019)
  • Speech-Language Pathology (No. 16, ranked in 2021)
  • Occupational Therapy (No. 23, ranked in 2021)

Rush Medical College

Rush Medical College ranks 68th in U.S. News’ Research category and 71st in Primary Care.

And in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. News introduced new rankings that measure how medical schools are performing on key issues in health care. In those rankings, Rush Medical College is 46th in Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas and 73rd in Most Diverse Medical Schools.

About Rush University

Rush University is a health science university that is integral to the Rush System, an academic health system that includes Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. The system integrates outstanding patient care, education, and research and community partnerships.

Rush University was founded in 1972 and has expanded from one college and fewer than 100 students to four colleges and an all-time high of more than 2,755 students in the 2019-20 academic year. It includes Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.

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