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UR School of Nursing Jumps Two Spots in U.S. News Rankings

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The University of Rochester School of Nursing moved up two slots in the latest master’s program rankings published in the 2020 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and World Report.

The UR School of Nursing made its best showing in four years, landing at No. 35 of 252 ranked nursing master’s programs. The school also placed 39th among 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 40 for both master’s and doctoral programs.

“We’re pleased to be recognized once again as one of the best nursing schools in the country,” said Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP. “I’m proud of the work our faculty and staff are doing to continue to build on the school’s long and rich history of innovation and pioneering nursing education.”

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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