College of Nursing Rankings


Rush University College of Nursing received top rankings in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” survey.


Among the nation’s 532  nursing colleges with graduate programs, Rush ranks in the top one percent overall for Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and top three percent for Master of Science in Nursing programs.

Overall Rankings:

  • Best Nursing Schools: DNP  (No. 4)
  • Best Nursing Schools: Master’s (No. 18)
Eight specialty programs are ranked top 10 in the country:
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (No. 2)
  • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader (No. 4)
  • Nursing Anesthesia (No. 4)
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care (No. 4)
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care (No. 6)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (No. 5)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (No. 10)
  • Nursing Leadership (No. 10)


The College of Nursing was ranked 7th in U.S. News’ 2017 Best Online Programs rankings, which were released in January.

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.