College of Nursing

About the College of Nursing

Learn more about how innovation is part of the College of Nursing’s heritage and how it drives our future.

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Whether you are new to nursing or want to advance your current practice with a doctorate, a Rush nursing degree prepares you to be a leader.

Dean Kennedy giving a speech at a convocation ceremony

Our nursing college faculty and the Office of Faculty Practice are nationally and internationally known for their expertise, encompassing nursing education, practice and research.

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Our nurse researchers lead a range of multidisciplinary studies targeting the prevention and treatment of health problems at the bedside and in the community.

U.S. News - Best Grad Schools - DNP - 2022

We’re ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, online graduate nursing programs, and ranked top five in over ten other categories. 

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If improving lives drives your passion for nursing excellence, pursue it here as part of our nationally and internationally recognized team.

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We host online information sessions where you can learn more about specific programs. Click through to find an upcoming session in your program of interest.

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College of Nursing Earns Top U.S. News Rankings

Rush University’s College of Nursing strengthened its national reputation for excellence in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings, receiving four No. 1 honors. Four other programs also ranked among the list’s top five.

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