College of Nursing Rankings


Rush University College of Nursing received top rankings in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” survey.

Among the nation’s 600 nursing colleges with graduate programs, Rush is ranked No. 2 overall for Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and No. 17 for Master of Science in Nursing programs.

Two of our programs are ranked No. 1 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Nursing Programs:
  • Pediatric Acute Care DNP
  • Nursing Administration (Transformative Leadership: Systems)
The following programs are also ranked highly in the top five:
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (No. 2)
  • Pediatric Primary Care (No. 2)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health (No. 2) 
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner — Primary Care (No. 3)
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner — Acute Care (No. 4)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (No. 4)
Additionally, our online master’s programs ranked among the top five programs in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs.

“This year’s strong rankings in U.S. News showcases the exceptional dedication and passion of our faculty, staff and students,” says Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, the John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean, College of Nursing. “We are all very proud to continue our college’s legacy of academic excellence, particularly during these past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Rush University is a top-ranked health science university. It is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center, a leading academic medical center. Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.