RegisteredNursing.org has recently ranked the UNMC College of Nursing's doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) program as one of the best in the U.S. The UNMC program ranked eighth out of 186 schools analyzed. D.N.P. programs were assessed on factors that represent how well a program supports students and their career including published surveys, student data, and other educational data from several sources. The organization created a weighted score system analyzing tuition adjusted for the county's cost of living, ratio of nursing students to total students, hospital affiliation, and online program availability. UNMC's DNP program prepares graduates for the highest level of nursing leadership and practice within organizations and systems, to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes at all levels and for diverse populations, to serve as faculty in nursing education programs, and to translate research findings for clinical practice. See more information about the ranking.