The UNMC College of Nursing is ranked among the nation's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
In its 2021 Best Online Programs rankings, released today, the college's graduate online nursing program is tied at 83rd with two other institutions out of 176 ranked schools.
The college offers a variety of master's and doctoral of nursing practice degree specialties that use online and other teaching formats. The programs prepare nurse practitioners or executives in specialty tracks of women's health, adult gerontology, pediatric, acute care, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health and administration. This year, the college will offer the online Advanced Generalist Master's Degree in Nursing, an accelerated registered nurse to bachelor's degree in nursing and a certificate program for internationally educated nurses.
"Even before the pandemic, there was a great need for nurses," said Juliann Sebastian, PhD, dean of the UNMC College of Nursing. "We are pleased to offer our master's degree tracks in a way that makes it possible for students anywhere, particularly those in rural areas, to access our graduate nursing education."
Gathering the information for the rankings required compiling a list of nursing schools offering master's degree programs online and collecting data from the schools. Five categories were used to rank the programs: engagement, faculty credentials and training, opinions of experts, services and technology and student excellence.