In the 2024 Best Online Programs rankings from U.S. News & World Report, the UNMC College of Nursing’s online master’s in nursing program ranked 70th out of 186 ranked schools. This places it in the top half of the rankings, which U.S. News & World Report released Feb. 7.
The UNMC College of Nursing has shown steady increases in its ranking, said Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, DNP dean of the UNMC College of Nursing.
“We expect our ranking to continue to climb as we continually assess our online master’s programs to ensure quality and relevance to the needs of our state and beyond,” Dr. Sharp-McHenry said.
Five categories were used to rank the programs: Engagement, faculty credentials and training, services and technology, student excellence and opinions of experts.
The UNMC College of Nursing offers a variety of master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree specialties that use online and other teaching formats. The programs prepare nurse practitioners in specialty tracks for women’s health, adult gerontology, pediatric, acute care, family health, psychiatric mental health, and executives in nursing administration.
As Nebraska’s only public academic health science center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center enrolls more than 4,500 students across six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program. Its mission is to create a healthier future for Nebraskans through premier education, research and clinical care, but its impact -- rooted in a culture of collaboration, big ideas and public-private partnerships – goes far beyond, in areas that include infectious diseases, rural health, cancer research and treatments, global health security, and simulation and experiential learning technologies.