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Two UR Nursing NP Programs Ranked in Top 20 by U.S. News

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Two University of Rochester School of Nursing nurse practitioner programs are among the top 20 in the nation, according to new rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

The UR School of Nursing’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program ranked 12th and its Family Nurse Practitioner program placed 17th in nursing specialty rankings published in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News.

“We are very proud and excited to see two of our nurse practitioner programs rated so highly,” said Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP. “The University of Rochester School of Nursing has a long and rich history in nurse practitioner education, dating back to our founding dean Loretta Ford. The rankings reflect highly on the caliber of our programs, the strength of our faculty, and decades of success among our students and graduates.”

Overall, the School of Nursing landed at No. 37 out of 296 nursing master’s programs and No. 39 in the ranking of 203 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

The top-ranked program in Upstate New York, the UR School of Nursing is one of only three institutions in the state — and the only one outside of New York City — ranked in the top 50 for both master’s and doctoral programs.

The U.S. News rankings are conducted annually, and each school’s overall score is based on indicators in the following categories: peer assessments provided by nursing school deans, student selectivity and program size, faculty resources, and research activity. Additional information on the nursing program rankings can be found at

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