College of Nursing Rankings


RUSH College of Nursing received top rankings in the 2023-2024 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 program for the second consecutive year.

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The following programs are also ranked highly in the top five:
  • Overall Doctor of Nursing Practice (no. 2)
  • Pediatric, Primary Care (no. 2)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (no. 3)
  • Psych Mental Health (no. 3)
  • Adult Gerontology, Acute Care (no. 4)
  • Adult Gerontology, Primary Care (no. 4)
  • Nursing Administration (no. 5)
Additionally, the online master’s programs ranked among the top 10 programs in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs.

“We are very proud to have all eight of these programs receive strong rankings with all of them in the top five.” says Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, the John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean, College of Nursing and Interim Provost for RUSH University. “These rankings reinforce our college’s legacy of academic excellence that prepares the next generation of nurses to advance health care for patients, families and communities.”